Monthly Archives: January 2012

North (Day 227)

I’ve now sailed over 20,000 miles. I originally thought this trip would be 23,000 miles but that is because I made a bunch on waypoints and connected the dots (so to speak) with straight lines. Well you never sail a … Continue reading

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Doubling the Horn (day 218, 19,446 miles)

I’ve now doubled the Horn, which means I sailed from 50 south to 50 south non-stop. Back 100 years ago it was common practice, but these days boats usually stop along the way and round the horn in a series … Continue reading

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Into the Atlantic

The day after rounding the horn the wind died and left me becalmed. At this point in the trip (due to a general lack of diesel) if there’s no wind then I have no choice but to drift aimlessly. I … Continue reading

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Phone call from Matt

Hi everyone I just got a phone call from Matt.  He wanted to let everyone know that he is doing great and he amazingly has NO wind whatsoever right now.  He is halfway through a bottle of champaign to celebrate … Continue reading

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Cape Horn

It’s taken me 208 days and 18,341 miles to get to Cape Horn, but finally I’m here. It’s an honor to be here. I think all blue water sailors dream of rounding the Horn. It’s a special place and it’s … Continue reading

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