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|08-01-2011 11:03 PM|
I'm a reporter with the Times Colonist. If anyone knows Paul, please message me at ljohnston @ timescolonist.com'
|08-01-2011 10:43 PM|
|mitiempo||I've started a new thread with 2 news stories from Australia about the rescue here http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-r...tml#post757538|
|08-01-2011 10:12 PM|
Paul Lim rescued off coast of Oz
I'm a reporter at CFAX 1070 in Victoria. We have a story regarding Paul Lim's rescue off the coast of Western Australia today. Looking for someone who might know Paul, how to reach him, or a bit about his journey.
|04-04-2011 01:52 PM|
My boat, Oh Joy, went around the horn from East to West but she's listed as a 35 footer, long keeled and specially equipped. She's also 50 years old. There are boats out there to do this on. The CS30 ain't one of them...
Edit: No, I wasn't aboard her when she did it. I wouldn't mind trying the other direction though.
|04-04-2011 11:00 AM|
|mitiempo||If you don't stop you will miss the best parts of a circumnavigation.|
|04-04-2011 09:16 AM|
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
If you are lucky it will be possible. Some years back a Frenchman had done that in a 34ft 20 year's old light jeanneau:
Alain Maignan fait son tour du monde | alainmaignan.sportblog.fr
And last year an Italian has done the same in a ultra light 22ft boat, so unless you pick a really small boat you are not breaking any records either.
So why the non-stop? Are you in a hurry? Do you have a tight schedule?
|04-04-2011 08:14 AM|
Thanks for the map Brian. It looks terrifying.
|04-01-2011 03:40 PM|
Here is a map you can compare with the weather map.
|04-01-2011 02:02 PM|
The wind direction points towards the end with no 'sticks' attached to it. Think of it as 'half of an arrow'. The sticks at the other end do indicate speed. A full stick is 10 knots, half stick 5 knots so \\\\______ is 40 knots pointed to the right. They use a filled in triangle for 50 knots /\______ etc.
|04-01-2011 10:58 AM|
southern ocean friday 1st april
Hey Mark - you will have to talk me through some of this. I figure the notches on the sticks are wind speed. Does the wind come from the direction of the other end - in other words the end without the notches on.
Paul Lim should be 900 miles into his voyage (if he has managed 100 miles a day). I dont think he would be anywhere near the Kerguelen islands now.
So if he sailed south to get into the westerlies as fast as possible, would he be in the danger zone today?
I am trying to figure this stuff out with no teacher and absolutely no sailing knowledge so forgive my idiocy.
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