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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 7:22pm
Brilliant picture Charlie, is the small boy the crew?  (And I see the safety escort vessel was well manned too.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WildWood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 8:28pm

Originally posted by Charlie

In 1977 Mexican sailor Carlos Aragón sailed an Olympic Finn 107 days from Acapulco to Tahiti.He was tied to the boat all the time, and i bet he didn't have VHF etc.

Ahhh, well that's it, the solution is obviously to tie yourself to the boat.  OK, sorry, forget everything I said about saftey equipment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Charlie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by PeterV

Brilliant picture Charlie, is the small boy the crew?  (And I see the safety escort vessel was well manned too.)


I think the boy might be his food for the trip?!? Though how you fit enough supplies/water for the trip into a Finn i don't know, might be bit more than what most ppl consider cruising.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 11:49pm

Originally posted by Charlie

 might be bit more than what most ppl consider cruising.

 yep, home at 4.00 cruising suits me.....glad some ones doing it though. Saw some where on the net about some folks doing the Atlantic on a Hobie 16 or Spitfire. Open sores on every part of the body. I'll see if I can find a link.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 9:36am

It's been done for the first time in 1986 by Daniel Pradel et Tony Laurent on a Hobie 18 Magnum, and their emotional account of the crossing should have put off anyone else. However, sailors being the most stubborn animals on the planet, other successful crossings have been done, including the Pacific ocean (Yokohama to San Francisco single-handed). The lastest boat to tackle the challenge is Italian.

See http://www.seasailsurf.com/seasailsurf/actu/spip.php?article 4256 if you can read French. Even if you can't, scroll to the bottom of the page where you'll find a list of all ocean crossings in a racing cat, followed by links to the Italian sites.

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*Edit*  Here's the link to their account: http://users.tpg.com.au/kkmiller/hobie/across_atlantic.html



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rob.e Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 2:28pm
That Finn's called "Golondrina" which means "Swallow" (although in this case it refers to the bird, not the action!)
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