Question asked by Jennifer: Where did the maritime rule come from that you always go the aid of another mariner in trouble? Answer: Mariners have aided each other in times
Question asked by Neal: Where did you go to school, and why did you decide to become a doctor? Is being an emergency doctor harder than being a regular doctor?
February 9, 2009 – 0945 utc, 21/48S 36/23W, 8.5 kntos at 348T. Working very hard to get upwind and to where we can have a favorable wind angle. It is still
February 8, 2009 – Tacking dead upwind trying to get past Rio. To go into the high deep enough to get a good tack north would be many miles seemingly sideways.
February 7, 2009 – 1300 UTC, 26/38S 37/03 W, 8.5 knots, staysail, one reef, 20 knots of wind NNW, came through trough last night. If you haven’t seen a South American thunderhead,
By Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr. , Fisheries Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA As Rich sails across the world’s oceans he may see occasional sharks or whales, but he will
By Rich Wilson , Skipper, Great American III Each boat in the Vendée Globe is an example of resource management and depletion. We bring food, fuel, spare sails, spare electronics,
February 6, 2009 – A day late with the ship’s log. Great fatigue yesterday after a very long day. Had to replace the pilot steering linkage bolt again. This time with
2007utc, 30/17s 41/06w, 10.1knots boatspeed at 053T, staysail and 2 reefs in mainsail, wind SE at 20-25 knots, blue skies finally, barograph 1013 steady. Made good miles today in the
After getting hammered again last night, with 35-40 knot headwinds, storm jib and 3 reefs in the mainsail, crashing along, very bad for the boat, finally today, we had wind,