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Old 22-12-2010, 08:03   #76
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Yes, but you haven't answered my question Gord.
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Gord, a nice linky for you and Sven Jessica Watson touches base with sailing royalty | The Daily Telegraph
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I think we can add JW to the list of topics, like the Rocna soft bottom miracle anchor and mono/multi-hulls. Unless you are a devout and unquestioning fanatic with fire in your heart and undying fervor in your chest you have to be keelhauled

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The time for sensible people to do that was 18 months ago.

But we all did. And now those who made the right guess (even if for totally irrational reasons) are feeling entitled to gloat.
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But we all did. And now those who made the right guess (even if for totally irrational reasons) are feeling entitled to gloat.
Ah, the globe shrank by 10%, that should make world travel cheaper !



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Is that a reference to the WSSRC belief that a RTW is "down the Atlantic, a tight loop around the icewall, and back up the Atlantic"?
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Is that a reference to the WSSRC belief that a RTW is "down the Atlantic, a tight loop around the icewall, and back up the Atlantic"?
Nope. It's based upon a knowledge of the earth's circumference.

The WSSRC definition (26.1.a) of a circumnavigation states in part "... The shortest orthodromic* track of the vessel must be at least 21,600 nautical miles in length ..."
Not coincidentally, this the earth’s equatorial circumference.

Since the rhumb line distance traveled by Watson was about 19,632 nm, she sailed less than 91% of a true circumnavigation, "round the world".

Without doubt she accomplished a difficult feat, and a circumnavigation of Antarctica.

* The orthodromic (or great-circle) distance is the shortest distance between any two points on the surface of a sphere measured along a path on the surface of the sphere

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Gord, ............I think we can add JW to the list of topics, like the Rocna soft bottom miracle anchor and mono/multi-hulls. Unless you are a devout and unquestioning fanatic with fire in your heart and undying fervor in your chest you have to be keelhauled

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No problem with offerring your opinion its when you throw out comments with no evidence apart from personal bias to support them that you will get called.
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The WSSRC definition (26.1.a) of a circumnavigation states in part "... The shortest orthodromic* track of the vessel must be at least 21,600 nautical miles in length ..."
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It comes down to whether she was racing or cruising. Racing, you follow a course. Cruising is a journey that can be described. ie "RTW at lat 36, ducking below Cape Horn". Racing insists that the reality be ignored and it be assumed she did it at 63S (which for some reason should not be called "a circumnavigation of Antarctica")
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No problem with offerring your opinion its when you throw out comments with no evidence apart from personal bias to support them that you will get called.
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Freedom of Opinion is fun hey!......Jess was headed south to the Southern Ocean once setting off in her original planning and I suggested to her 6 months pre departure that she head north into the Pacific instead. That allowed a settling in period and at the end of the day got her out of the Southern Ocean earlier...she agreed and made that decision. The WSSRC were consulted, rules assessed and in part met...you can always Sub-Catagorise any record..down to the first to do it in a pair of silk undies! if you really want to do that...but Jess did cover over 21,600 miles and was the youngest , non-stop, unassisted to have completed a solo circumnavigation..full stop.
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And Gord - you still haven't said whether you have read true Spirit, or not. You don't have to buy it if you can't bring yourself to do so - I'm sure your local library will have a copy
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Freedom of Opinion is fun hey!......Jess was headed south to the Southern Ocean once setting off in her original planning and I suggested to her 6 months pre departure that she head north into the Pacific instead. That allowed a settling in period and at the end of the day got her out of the Southern Ocean earlier...she agreed and made that decision. The WSSRC were consulted, rules assessed and in part met...you can always Sub-Catagorise any record..down to the first to do it in a pair of silk undies! if you really want to do that...but Jess did cover over 21,600 miles and was the youngest , non-stop, unassisted to have completed a solo circumnavigation..full stop.
Hi Don2, thanks for some (probably) factual information regarding JW's planning. It sounds like you may have been in close contact with her if I read your post correctly (eg "I suggested to her 6 months pre departure...")

Reading further between the lines, is there some possibility that she will also be claiming some sort of record re the silk undies? If so, I am sure that such information will spark renewed interest in this thread.
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