• A Call to AntarcticaOn March 10, 2009 at 13:43:19 French time, Skipper Rich Wilson and Great American III crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne. Race time: 121 days, 41 minutes and 19 seconds
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4913 Miles Down!

  • Nov

    Slept more last night, at the chart table, but with sleeping bag, boat rocketing along, the pain in my rib is stable/moderate. Had a big rainstorm in the middle of the night, but fortunately, no great squall accompanying. My friend Raphael Dinelli has detoured to Isle Trindade, east of Rio de Janeiro, to make a repair to his mainsail halyard. Apparently, the cover and core of the rope are presenting a problem through a jammer, and the sail (2 reefs) cannot go up or down. Raphael and I were having a fine competition, and I hope that he can find a solution rapidly. He is sailing with only a windcharger and solar panels, and it is a great demonstration of new technology. Good luck Raphael in your solution!

    2/05S 24/33W, 11.6 kts @ 164degT, 4913 miles down, 20,000 to go, jib and 2 reefs in themainsail.