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Atlantic Circle ~ by John Kretschmer

Atlantic Circle: Parts One & Two ~ by John Kretschmer

Part 1
“Although some people (especially a couple of ex wives) might claim that I have been sailing in circles most of my life, when it comes to last year, I’d have to agree with them. From early May through mid April, I completed the classic ‘Atlantic Circle’ in my 47-foot Kaufman cutter, Quetzal. This 12,000 mile loop from Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale, included two Atlantic crossings, a summer and fall exploring the Western Mediterranean, a winter in the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, and a ripping spring reach through Bahamas back home.”
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“Kicking back a few cold ones, I gaze out at my stout boat and toasted her handsome lines. She had made her way across the Atlantic and back in a single season and done it in style. And there is no reason why you can’t do the same thing.”
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