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View Poll Results: 1000 DAYS AT SEA - How long do you think they will be able to stay at sea
0 to 6 months 40 40.40%
6 to 12 months 24 24.24%
12 to 18 months 5 5.05%
18 to 24 months 10 10.10%
24 to 30 months 2 2.02%
30 to 36 months 1 1.01%
THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT! 17 17.17%
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Old 23-02-2008, 15:35   #76
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I didn't read the blog yet (I'm about to), but I have to hand it to this girl for going on this trip after just a few days sailing dinghies and lasting this long... while seasick the entire time.

Being seasick is crippling. Usually, it passes. I guess for some, it doesn't. She obviously has been seasick for a long time, with the weight loss...

Hey... sounds like she tried.

I know I wouldn't have made it if I were seasick the whole time.
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Old 24-02-2008, 08:25   #77
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WEDDINGS: VOWS; Laurence Guillen and Reid Stowe - New York Times

Thought at first it was two guys.
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Old 24-02-2008, 08:37   #78
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Ahhh... this link above really shows where they went wrong!! It wasn't the seasickness... it was the menu!

"For their honeymoon, the couple were casting off yesterday for a 200-day test run. They will not pull into port for resupply, living on stocks of brown rice, beans, oats, pasta, red wine, rain water, fish and sprouts grown on board."

Food is the only thing that keeps you sane when you're facing a lot of sea time. A lack of food, or food you'll soon grow tired of will affect the mind quickly.

Assuming they eat things other than listed above, they could have home-canned up a bunch of much better foods than the above.

Even when I went on a month-long honeymoon trip with my wife, I canned up good chicken, red meat, vegetables and took a full compliment of seasonings and oils...
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Old 24-02-2008, 12:49   #79
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Note the date of the article. Although it was just published, the original date was June 6th 1999.

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Old 24-02-2008, 12:51   #80
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Note the date of the article. Although it was just published, the original date was June 6th 1999.

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Saw that. I think his menu changed very little (if at all) for the new attempt (at a girl and a long trip)
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Old 28-02-2008, 05:59   #81
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Nearly a year into a three-year voyage around the globe, seasickness has finally got the better of American sailor Soanya Ahmad. The 25-year-old rookie sailor was rescued off Perth after becoming too ill to continue her bid to circumnavigate the globe four times without stopping.
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Old 28-02-2008, 09:31   #82
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So the 6-12 months have it. I am glad she is safe.
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Old 29-03-2008, 10:41   #83
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Hmmmm. With the girl gone home I am now interested!

South of Tasmania in a 70 foot 60 ton Gaff rigged schooner single handed for 1,000 days. Thats blokey stuff.

Why am I now interested? Because no one can hold up a pretense on that sort of boat, down there, for 1,000 days.

He may just make it!!!!


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Old 29-03-2008, 11:33   #84
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Looks like she is quickly adjusting to shore life. I wonder if he sticks with the plan, and she sticks with him? AS ALWAYS TIME WILL TELLL.................
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Now he will truly be singlehanded...I wonder what movies he has onboard?
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Now he will truly be singlehanded...I wonder what movies he has onboard?
Excellent observation, DOJ - you got me right in the funny bone again.

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Old 30-03-2008, 23:58   #87
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did the girl really went along with that idea , to commit herself for 1000 days at sea , without experienced of beeing at sea at least a month or two ?
what women do for LLLLLLLLLLove ...
i wish i had "a magic medecine pill" so put sens in her head.

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guy like a religious guru or what ??
he must have good sens of logistic, for food , spare ..ect..i like that ..
i don't mind his venture, time and place are relative.
even if he took him so many years to "prepared " , well ..maybe he is a perfectionist , or slow, or both, or he took him 10 years to save up for some finance.
personnly, i will not sail non-stop , i love to meet new peoples and visit new places too much..
but it seams that more and more people want to sail non stop around the world..
i respect that , and even read and buy their books, to learn about logistique, fixing things..ect..
i have been much more feeling alone and lost
and feeling lonely in big cities than my 3 week at sea, where i was happy as " pig in mud.."
i wish him the best and certainly will keep checking on his progress...well now that i am at home , for i am off sailing again , and i do not take all the computer communication stuff 'out there "...
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I didn't read the blog yet (I'm about to), but I have to hand it to this girl for going on this trip after just a few days sailing dinghies and lasting this long... while seasick the entire time.

Being seasick is crippling. Usually, it passes. I guess for some, it doesn't. She obviously has been seasick for a long time, with the weight loss...

Hey... sounds like she tried.

I know I wouldn't have made it if I were seasick the whole time.
the only time i was seasick , ..
i was racing off shore sydney head in a long swell witout much wind..
i then realise what people where talking about , and my years of making fun of them and teasing them ..came back like a vengence .."KARMA"..
i swear iIwill be nice , i will never again eat like a pig infront seasick people again ..etc ..etc..IF for good sake , the race finish and they take me ASA to shore, NOW ..
but then i was seasick on shore too !!! and for the last 4 months of" my pregnancy....... "
so who know...
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From today's 'Lectronic Latitude, comes word that seasickness wasn't the real reason that Reid Stowe's first mate jumped ship last February:

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"Stowe Away

"October 20, 2008 – Queens, New York

"Remember 56-year-old Reid Stowe — hero to some, whack job to others — who is bobbing around the world's oceans as you read this, attempting to set a record for the longest consecutive time at sea? If you do, you'll probably also remember our February report that his first mate on the "Mars Ocean Odyssey", 24-year-old Soanya Ahmad, jumped ship 306 days into the planned-1,000 day voyage as Stowe's homebuilt 70-ft schooner Anne neared Australia. The official explanation was extreme seasickness."

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For the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

I guess this is one child who need never wonder who his daddy is! And cathyoz, you were almost prescient in your post.

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Not too long after she left the boat. They announced she was pregnant. I peeked at his blog the other day. Looks like he's chatting with, and making friends with the wild life. Heck you can blame him? After 3 days of leaving S.F. for Cabo I was talking to myself.

1 day before arriving in Cabo a dolphin came alongside, and leaped up into the air. Looked me right in the eye, winked, and gave me a smile. At least that's the way I remember it.....LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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