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Old 10-07-2009, 10:38   #31
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This guy is a true seaman,very brave,and smart.I really like his micro sextant(to fit in his microyacht).I will be following this story.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:16   #32
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And Zac better watch out their is a 16 year of from California and a 15 year old female from Australia heading out this year to also circumnavigate. It is getting crowded out there. Tania Aebi was 18 when she started out.
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Record soon to be beaten.

Young 16 year old lad called Michael Perham is 3/4 way around, soon to arrive back in UK.

Sailmike - Live the Dream - Meet Mike . . . At A School Near You!

Makes you wish you were young again....
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Old 18-07-2009, 14:40   #34
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Young 16 year old lad called Michael Perham is 3/4 way around, soon to arrive back in UK.

Sailmike - Live the Dream - Meet Mike . . . At A School Near You!

Makes you wish you were young again....
True enough, but then many things make me wish I was young again.

Personally, I don't think there's really much comparison between the two efforts, and, for me, Zac's is the more impressive of the two. It's like he restored an old, beat-up Chevy staion wagon and drove it to a record, while young Perham was handed the keys to the family Rolls-Royce, given a comfortable cushion of cash to rest on, and told to go set a record.

Impressive, to be sure, but hardly equivalent.

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Nothing can be taken from Mike when he makes it, that's for sure. Like Tao says there is no comparison........i2f
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Jessica Watson, a 16 year old will be setting out from Australia in a matter of weeks on a quest to circumnavigate non-stop, unassisted, solo aboard a pretty pink S&S 34 that she with the help of her family and friends has prepared. She plus her boat and support team make a very positive impression on her website.
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Doesn't hurt that she's pretty too.........i2f
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Different interpretations of "circumnavigating the globe" depending on which hemisphere you live in. Seems us N Hemisphere types get quite a range of options, including 2 canals if we really want or the full Europe to Europe races which are generally 28,000 miles. The S Hemisphere get a more traditional circular route - there's not much to bump into if you keep heading east from Oz, apart from Oz a few months later. There's a good explanation on Jessica's site which implies the S Hemisphere guys and girls sail a minimum 21,600 (inc a detour up to the equator). Any idea what Zac's distance was?
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Doing the 5 capes is quite another challenge than using the canals. Jessica's site lays out the minum rules to be considered a true jaunt around the world.The young lady is taking on quite a bit more than Zac that's for sure.....i2f
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A quote from zac sunderland's blog
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Kind of weird today to be at the dock and working still. Mom went to Burton Chace Park to put up a sign about my delayed departure while dad and I pulled the old engine out of Intrepid. We spent the day cleaning and prepping the area for the new engine.
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Ella's Pink Lady is only a wash away from looking totally cute again, but right now there's not much point in getting the soap out because the Gold Coast is covered in a haze of orange dust! With the dust storm getting thicker and the weather feeling so eerie, maybe it isn't such a bad thing to be tucked safely out of the way in a shed.
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Chris deserves a medal for tackling what had to be the world's most uncomfortable job: fitting one-way valves to the cockpit drains while lying upside down in a very tight spot
One works on his own boat until it's ready to sail, the other celebrates its cuteness and the work of others as she sits by and waits for people to finish it for her.

Both of these kids are incredible, but I think it's clear which story I find inspiring.
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