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Donna Lange nearing home...

For those of you who have been following her voyage...she is now just 140 miles from Newport having put a temporary fix into her forestay which was lost a couple of days ago. She has one minimal gale to weather still but should be pulling in no later than Thursday after her remarkable voyage around the world in a 28 footer. Didn't hit any freighters along the way either!
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Super progress last night. She should arrive late today!
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Unfortunately she will be welcomed by wind, rain, and a natural fireworks display to celebrate her homecoming.
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The prospect of forestay failures is why I carry a retired mainsheet tackle 'n' shackles...it gives you a fighting chance of keeping the mast up.
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The prospect of forestay failures is why I carry a retired mainsheet tackle 'n' shackles...it gives you a fighting chance of keeping the mast up.
For the same reason, I have two - ditto backstays!
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