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Old 27-05-2010, 05:50   #16
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Thanks from a sponsor

Thanks Gordmay and all for having something positive to say about Reid's voyage.

We are one of the corporate sponsors and will be in attendance on the flotilla for his return.

Such a difference between this forum and SA's forum.
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Does he qualify??

Does he qualify for INDY'S thread Did he go through the full check-list before he started drifting He did'nt need free medical aid as he's obviously arrived at where he's going
No check-ins check-outs etc so cruising on $200 per month Has'nt got the backing or the looks of Jessica Watson
But he's happy doing his own thing What will the Somali Pirates do if they cross his path He's a floater and we must grudgingly admire him for that
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This story is very interesting. It has everything. I wish them luck and congrats for making it happen.
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Handling a schooner that size, that vintage (probably not the most up to date gear), for that length of time, singlehanded around the globe... Pretty impressive, IMO.

I'm not sure about its validity as an experiment, but it's a pretty good display of seamanship.
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Good on him!!

And, yes I think he will reprovision and head off again! Maybe is just a hope that he doesn't get infected by civilization.

I do hope he makes a few dollars from the media to maybe jazz up his boat (or buy a new Beneteau) and some good MEAT for his vego larder.

Over the last few years I have sometimes sent him and email wich he has responed to. I kinda guess it must have been a bit more lonely doing it his way.


All the best to him.


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I don't know many details of his "voyage", but I was quite excited until I read that he was basically sailing in circles just to put in his time. It doesn't take much skill to do what he did, just a very stubborn and determined idiot.

Definitely with the SA mob on this one!
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Do you reckon he "cruised" for less than $500 per month?

Just asking....
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Not too sure what you could do on a globe besides circles.

I suppose if he went round the clipper route 6 times in 3 years it would be more impressive. But holding a big old schooner together off shore for three years is pretty noteworthy, just IMO.
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allmost impressive for this day and age .
whallers averaged two and a half to three years at sea if they had a good trip some times much longer if they didnt.
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Soanya only made it through 306 days on the trip before being forced to disembark due to morning sickness.
Morning sickness? How did she get pregnant alone on a boat?
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Reid Stowe...Over 900 days and Counting

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Thanks Gordmay and all for having something positive to say about Reid's voyage.

We are one of the corporate sponsors and will be in attendance on the flotilla for his return.

Such a difference between this forum and SA's forum.

Why would you ever want your company to be affiliated with Stowe?

I've followed his drift since he embarked out of a sense of morbid curiosity and amusement rather than respect.

Dollars might be much better spent and any image you have in the sailing community
will be tainted.
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Morning sickness? How did she get pregnant alone on a boat?

She wasn't alone. Reid and her set out together.


You thought your lifes work had just gone up in smoke! LOL
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SailLady,

The primary reason was due to the conditions that the vessel would have to endure during the voyage. Since we now manufacture the material the boat is made of, what better way to advertise its virtues than by allowing it to go out and be subjected to knock downs, collisions etc...

But also because I choose to support the dreamers, the adventurers, those that are not content to sit in their boat comfortably tied to a dock.

In my 50+ years I have learned that the only difference between most people that have a tinged reputation or not, simply comes down to whether they are willing to let people see into their closet.

Many that tout themselves as good people have many more skeletons in the closet than those that allow others to see them as they are. Usually they feel this way, because what they may have done they feel justified in having done.

If you go back in history you will find that most of the great people that are written about, adventurers, statesmen, generals etc... are not as pure as you had been taught.

It is an interesting observation that I have come too after these many months of supporting Reid.

Most that support him are winners in their "physical life", business and social life.

Most that are against him are losers, unhappy with the way they have allowed thier life to turn out, and blame others for their inability to succeed.

I see no reason why I would not want my company associated with him, I would rather support someone who may have had made mistakes in life, but are willing to admit it, pick themselves up and try again.

But then after all, I am a dreamer, adventurer, someone who has made mistakes, been knocked down and picked myself back up.
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