• 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 77 - 150 miles to The Horn!

  • Jan

    On course for Cape Horn, 150 miles ahead. Solent and 2 reefs in the main, broad reaching. Being very conservative, considering where we are. Planning to go across the shelf as seas are moderate. A wave in the weather system is coming through later tonight; don't know what to expect exactly, but will gybe to the south when the wind shifts to the west, and then back when it shifts back later on. The goal is as much Staten Island, 150nm beyond Cape Horn as Horn Island itself. Only after Staten Island can we then turn north.

    A day of gray, misty rain, some sun between the clouds, steady wind about 20 knots. Hoping this continues through the night and that the fronts of the wave are not too harsh.