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Old 11-11-2008, 14:34   #31
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I've been a little confused recently about how Australian Jessie Martin fits into all this - As far as I know, he holds the record for youngest non-stop, is that correct? Zac is clearly stopping, and what about this British kid?
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2 different situations. Now Mike from UK is going after the nonstop record to be the youngest...........
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Ok, so will Mike take the youngest to circumnavigate away from Zac, and also the youngest solo non-stop from Jessie?
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Possibly so....it will be interesting that's for sure. I give them both my BEST WISHES in success......i2f
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Southern ocean lame?

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Did I read that right? Perham is doing an extended charter of a 50'? Lame. A huge part of the adventure is overcoming all the challenges involved in finding a boat, rigging it to your needs, etc.

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Mike will spend over half of his journey in the Southern Ocean, where he can expect freezing conditions, and a sea temperature of between -2 and 10° Celsius. Add in the fact that some of the strongest winds on the face of the earth are found in the Southern Ocean,
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Wait till my 12 year old sets off!

When my 12 year old grandson sets sail this spring in 'his' single-handed 12 meter, then those old fellows will feel it was all just vanity...chasing the wind. And then when my 6 year old grandaughter hits the waves...'wait, there is someone at the door, oh, its just child welfare officials, wonder what they want? '
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Wouldn't like to sail in your definition of demanding.
To be fair, Sterling was referring to the challenges ashore before departing, which include the work Zac did to save up to purchase the boat, etc.

When it comes to sheer sailing challenges, I expect master Perham clearly has the much greater challenges. After all, Zac specifically selected a vessel and a route which would be safer and easier to manage.
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they are both great guys, I donīt think there is any to be critized when you see two young fellows taking challenges, risks and setting goals that most of us did not when we were their age.

I respectfully think that negative critics come just from those who feel jealous to what they are doing, I hope I am not making anybody uncomfortable with this comment, itīs just my point of view.

Best wishes to both Zac and Perham and if you guys ever come to this forum please forgive the negative comments and take the encouraging ones.
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