Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Slidell, LA
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I have no major issues with these amazing adventures what ever the age or gender of the sailor. I do consider these recent attempts, to be well assisted stunts, in many respects, the main goal being attention, wealth, and fame.
When the true circs, IMHO, Slocum, Johnson, Moitessier Dumas, Chichester, Graham, and the like, went around, they had little or no advanced weather info. or shore based sitters or support. They had to figure the weather for themselves, prepare in advance and find their location without current GPS etc. They had the compass, the paper charts, and the sextant.
They were truly on their own, against the sea.
These events, in no way, are the equivalent of those, and should not be compared to them. Send them around under those conditions and see who comes back!
Last edited by ROSA; 01-27-2010 at 10:01 AM.