Last edited by King of Kailua; 11-22-2008 at 05:54 AM.
The middle link in your post is awesome.
You must know about Isabelle Autissier. I'll never forget about her lead in the first leg - across the Atlantic - of the 95-96 Around Alone race, where she took an unconventional course and beat her nearest competitor by 1,100 miles. Unfortunately she didn't finish because her boat suffered irreparable damage in a later leg.
Yeah I remember her race. It was too bad about her vessel. I have a hard time conceptualizing doing this race / course alone with these speed sleds. The southern ocean must truly whip these guys. These boats are spooky because of the cantilevering keels and lack of any kind of a stern to speak of. If your boat capsizes, it ain't coming back over and you better be able to get out!
If I see any live coverage on tv, I may get all giddy, throw on my Henri Loyd's and bounce around the house like a mad man.
Sounds like is was a stormy start to the race. The moon is a thin wax of a crescent now so visibility at night sucks. Dee reports she's been eating flying fish that jump on her boat.