• 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 96 - Tacking

  • Feb

    1500utc, 3/09S 34/33W, port tack. Heading east from Maceió, Brazil, but couldn't quite fetch the coast. So at the 100 meter line, I tacked to go east for about 25 nautical miles (nm) or so, and then tack back.

    Saw a sailboat this morning tacking out from the coast as well, and a big containership going north, staying off the 100 meter line also.

    We've been hard on the wind trying to get up this coast since the huge storm off Uruguay, and we still couldn't find that extra few miles to be able to finally fetch. We'll see now if we can do it when we tack back in an hour or so.