• 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 111 - Northward again

  • Feb

    Heading north by a little west, trying to get to the high, to then get to other side for favorable westerlies. Sailing with staysail and three reefs in the mainsail. We were supposed to get lifted during the day, and although we got it late, we finally got it. I headed in the other direction--east--by doing a gybe, to see if I would be close to the course toward France. Given the sea state, I wasn't close to the course, so I had to gybe back and continue north.