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and various local sailors that I've raced with and against.

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Several already mentioned above as well as
Moitessier, We named our boat after him..
Tania Aebi
Sterling Hayden
Reid Stowe (crazy as a loon and extremely egotistical but driven none the less)
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Several already mentioned above as well as
Moitessier, We named our boat after him..
Tania Aebi
Sterling Hayden
Reid Stowe (crazy as a loon and extremely egotistical but driven none the less)
Jay Fitgerald
Yves Gelinas
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Captain Couragous by R. Kipling.
And Capt Ron...

I'm somewhere in between.
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I think that the famous ones have been mentioned but I would add my support to:
Moitessier
Bligh
Shackleton

One not famous one - my wife. Whe is fairly new to sailing but after we went to the Eastern Caribbean for a winter (including a very rugged passage from Chesapeake to St Thomas), I offered her the choice of various 'what next' options (7 or 8 as I remember). She picked circumnavigation (she also said we needed a bigger boat back in the day.

On passage she is amazingly resilient and I have to make sure she wakes me up to go watch - she will decide to let me sleep, when she shouldn't. When we were going from Easter Island to Pitcairn and I had a boil on the back of my leg the size of a softball and couldn't lie down or sit down with any real comfort, she did most of the sailing and medical care.

She is an amazing sailor and does not know it.
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Seriously...one fo the better blogs about a young couple that was able to cut the docklines and just *GO*. So what if they were young and better off than most...they did it/are doing it with a family and have documented the whole way.

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I think that the famous ones have been mentioned but I would add my support to:
Moitessier
Bligh
Shackleton

One not famous one - my wife. Whe is fairly new to sailing but after we went to the Eastern Caribbean for a winter (including a very rugged passage from Chesapeake to St Thomas), I offered her the choice of various 'what next' options (7 or 8 as I remember). She picked circumnavigation (she also said we needed a bigger boat back in the day.

On passage she is amazingly resilient and I have to make sure she wakes me up to go watch - she will decide to let me sleep, when she shouldn't. When we were going from Easter Island to Pitcairn and I had a boil on the back of my leg the size of a softball and couldn't lie down or sit down with any real comfort, she did most of the sailing and medical care.

She is an amazing sailor and does not know it.
Great post, and pretty freaking impressive that you've sailed to easter Island, I know it's not a cruiser destination but it's on my bucket list, that's for sure. Thumbs up!
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Great post, and pretty freaking impressive that you've sailed to easter Island, I know it's not a cruiser destination but it's on my bucket list, that's for sure. Thumbs up!
Not to divert the thread but Easter is a bit of a cruiser destination. I think about 20 boats a year go there. If you are crossing the South Pacific and you go to the Galapagos you can go either west to enter French Polynesia through the Marquesas or go southwest via Easter and Pitcairn and then into the Gambier Islands of FP. This is the way less traveled for sure but actually means shorter passages then Galapagos-Marquesas. You have to be pretty much self-contained and not expecting to rely on anyone, from Galapagos to FP we saw three boats including on AIS- there were 5 boats anchoraged at Easter with 2 more coming after we left. The anchorages there are a joke, you are just anchored in the open ocean basically, except for one amazing one on the north coast that could become a death trap with decent northerly swells.

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