• 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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Question asked by Bill:

I read your ships log daily. Can you explain what the following means: 2005utc 44/26s 118/41w


Those numbers and letters that I put at the beginning of each Ship Log are the latitude and longitude coordinates of Great American III's location. Specifically, "44/26s" means 44° 26' south latitude. This is read as "forty-four degrees, twenty-six minutes south latitude". "118/41w" means 118° 41' west longitude. This is read as "one hundred eighteen degrees, forty-one minutes west longitude". Try plotting these coordinates on a map and see where I've been.

Thanks for the question,


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