• 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 81 - Violent Seas

  • Jan

    Distance covered over last 24 hours: 202.9 nautical miles. 35-45 knots of wind across the deck. Storm jib up and 3 reefs in the main. 15-foot breaking seas. 10.5 knots at 45deg T. Trying to slow down the boat, but it keeps heeling so that when the boat leaps off a wave it lands on its side, not its bottom. Violent outside. Violent inside.