• 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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Day 65 - A foreboding low

  • Jan

    Wind hole at the start of the day, then the ominous dark of the low appeared over the horizon to the NW, very foreboding. As wind came in we followed it around until heading turned SSW; then gybed to get going in the right direction with a wind that was permanent. Quickly went from solent and one reef, to staysail and one reef, then staysail and two reefs, finally staysail and three reefs as wind came in from SE, then SSE. We're heading east now, trying to stay high to get into slightly less wind. May go with storm jib for the night.