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Old 30-07-2010, 06:44   #1
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This is almost over, but has anyone been following it ...

Saito Challenge: 2008-2009

I met the guy at the end of the 98/99 Around Alone. He was amazing then but now ... he sure has set the bar high!
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This is almost over, but has anyone been following it ...

Saito Challenge: 2008-2009

I met the guy at the end of the 98/99 Around Alone. He was amazing then but now ... he sure has set the bar high!
Can't believe the last-minute rigging failure! Towed in: SAITO CHALLENGE 8 DAILY LOG (2008-2010)

Very interesting blog, thank you!
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So these are the destinies of the seven people who were on solo circumnavigations using the southern ocean the season 2009-2010.

Jessica Watson - Start in Sydney. Finished non-stop.

Abby Sunderland - Start in Los Angeles. Dismasted in the Indian Ocean.

Jeanne Socrates - Start in UK. Engine destroyed by water. The repair delay in Cape Town forced her to wait until next year for the Cape Horn passage. At present waiting in Hawaii.

Bernd Lüchtenborg - Start in Canary Islands. Planned two laps, first eastbound then westbound. Rudder failing outside New Zealand, towed to port. Finished first lap in Canary Islands, then he broke his arm in June near Cape Horn. The boat was destroyed on the rocks when both the wind and the engine died when trying to reach port. He was rescued.

Alessandro di Benedetto - Start in France. Dismasted in the southern Pacific Ocean, but he could make a jury rig with telephone support. Countinued and finshed non-stop.

Dilip Donde - Start in Bombay, India. Finished after four planned stops, where he needed substantial repairs.

Minoru Saito - Start in Japan, going westbound. Three long stops in Chile for repair and now one in Hawaii.
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