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Old 19-07-2010, 18:04   #16
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I'm dying to do it!
But I've still got this deep seated fear that the earth is flat......
YOU MEAN IT IS NOT,,, when did this happen,,,maybe global warming or something,,,, dam,,, now i have to buy a bigger boat to do the round world thing,,,
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Old 19-07-2010, 18:21   #17
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The longest time I spent alone was 23 days 19hrs from San Francisco to the Marquasers. I look back at that time with wonder, it was a time in my life that I could say I was truly free, spiritual but not religious...trying to put it in words is difficult, maybe others who have done single handed long distance can put words to the feeling that we all have had. You need to do it not procrastinate; it may be easier to find reason not to do it than just do it.
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My personal solo record is 26 hours. It required a lot of coffee and cigarettes because I'm one of those people who refuses to sleep while a boat sails itself. I think all the great solo nonstop circumnavigators were crazy. I guess that just means they were a little different from me. If you eliminate races and record attempts, very very few people have done it - probably that's a big part of the attraction - can anyone name more than 3?
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Old 19-07-2010, 20:58   #19
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I call it woods time.
Let me explain.
I don't have time off shore in a boat. My time alone is in the big woods just wandering, living off what I carry with me.
There is a set of skills involved and pride in being able, like with sailing.
You start out concerned and caught up in this and that. After a few days, those things start to slip away. Time slows down. It is not a small change, but it is sneaky. Days will have gone by before your head gets back to the things that dominated your thoughts when you went out.
It takes me about three days to start to slip into it.
It is what draws me to the wild places and what appeals to me about sailing.

I use the example of sitting against a leaning tree all afternoon waiting out a rain squall, stitching new mocs, or maybe repairing an old set, not inconvenienced by the rain at all.
If that doesn't make sense, we are back to, if you have to ask, I can't explain it to you.
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Old 19-07-2010, 21:09   #20
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I'm dying to do it!
But I've still got this deep seated fear that the earth is flat......
Yet another use for a parachute sea anchor?
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YOU MEAN IT IS NOT,,, when did this happen,,,maybe global warming or something,,,, dam,,, now i have to buy a bigger boat to do the round world thing,,,
Actually it is flat. I saw the map in Geography class years ago. It fit nicely on the flat wall. I believe if you go to the edge, there is actually a wormhole that takes you back to the other edge and you just keep going. Just one of those things human beings can't understand, like where outer space ends and what begins there...

Back to the thread...
They do it because they want the thrill, bragging rights, escape, etc. No different than climbing K2. To each his own.
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Sailing singlhanded non-stop around the world has never been anything that I wanted to do. But if I wanted to do it, that would be sufficient reason for the trip.

Sailing non-stop around the world to set some kind of record would not be sufficient reason for me. Doing it for accolades or recognition wouldn't do it for me either.

Driving around the world in a Defender Land Rover is something that I would like to do. It's on my bucket list. I have Land Rovers in storage in New Zealand and Australia for that trip. The only reason I want to do it is because it's something that has always facinated me.

We used to camp between 60-90 nights a year in the Arabian desert simply because we enjoyed it.

If sailing around the world non-stop was on my bucket list, and if it caused me joy, I would be out there doing it right now.
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Why do it non stop, there is a lot to see out there in the world.
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Why do it non stop, there is a lot to see out there in the world.
I think that was the OP ...Why Would Anyone Want to Circumnavigate Non-Stop ?
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Why climb Mt. Everest? Why run a marathon? Why solo circumnavigate non-stop?

I'd guess that the exact reasons why someone chooses to do this are as varied as the actual number of people doing it. Some people may be seeking notoriety or fame. Others may simply be looking to conquer something they have set out to do, a way to test themselves. Others may want solitude. And the list goes on.

I don't think I'd ever set out to do it. I'd much rather stop and see the sights, but I can certainly understand why a person would feel the need to accomplish something like that. It's what humans do. We push the bounds. We always have. Whether it's noble or stupid or naive or ignorant in this particular case, well, I guess we'll all have our opinions.
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Why non-stop? Because once you get back to port its very difficult socially and sometimes terrifying to leave. So, best to leave only once.
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Easy way to get the sea time for your captain's license?
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I hate threads like this

Makes me feel like I should be getting off my backside and actually doing something..........(even if that ain't gonna be solo RTW non-stop ).


But longgggg endurance passages with a minimum of refueling / refreshment / recuperation stops along the way could be another thing - 3 stops? 5 stops? if so, where? and when?
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Well, I really like passagemaking- the routine, the rhythm etc. Solo? probably not- IMO it's unsafe. But long legs is fine for me.
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I just don't get it.

Surely (X) is infinitely more satisfying than (Y)
Avoid "surely/than" constructions and you will be fine.

Surely, there must be some who prefer the time spent at sea rather than the time wasted in ports. That's how we know sailors from cruisers.

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