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Old 12-11-2014, 21:13   #1
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Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Hello,

I'm looking into taking a year or more stint to go sailing in the near future. I think having a driving force, like setting some kind of record, would be good thing to have.

I'm looking at all the amazing feats people have done single handed. Single handed around the world without stopping, Single handed record for their age. etc. etc. Even circumnavigating North and South America has been done.

I do know that I want to take my time, and make stops to explore the various sites. I have a older boat, so trying for speed records won't work.

Other than that, is there any kind of record or feat left for the solo sailor?? Has it all been done?
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Old 12-11-2014, 22:06   #2
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Most reckless ideas have already been tried. Good luck thinking of a new stunt. How about a solo West to East North West passage? Or, would that be a North East passage?

Maybe a circumnavigation of Antarctica West to East in a Lido 14 will land you a place iin the record books?
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Unless you can make your Rafikey sail backwards with the family cat steering for 2700 miles, I doubt you can set a record. Just chill out and enjoy the adventure that few will ever have. ________Grant.
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So, that's a no then. Too bad.
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Don't think anyone has sailed to the Antarctic yet in a skiff.

No one has circumnavigated Luxemborg

Sydney to Perth via Alice Springs hasn't been done on a yacht yet.
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How about circumnavigating buck naked start to finish?
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

To my knowledge no one has yet circumnavigated the Americas (cap horn-northwestpassage) in a rowboat(or a kayak).

Might take a little training though
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I wouldn't be surprised if someone does it in a Kayak some day.
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Slowest nonstop unsupported solo circumnavigation. Reid Stowe took 1152 days. It's there for the taking.
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Transgender circumnavigation is still there for the right person
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Greenland.
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

Circumnavigate without telling anyone.
That would definitely be a record.
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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

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Circumnavigate without telling anyone.
That would definitely be a record.
And especially if you don't tell anyone AHEAD of your departure!

Perhaps a new category of record attempts: solo, unsupported, unadvertised, unsponsored, and unmentioned until completion. Unlikely to be popular with the record setting crowd!

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Re: Any Unique Solo Circumnavigation Records Left?

You might poke your eyes out and do a solo circumnavigation without any eyesight. That would get you 15 minutes of fame.

Perhaps do something worthwhile instead and be creative.
There was the folks that built a boat out of soda bottles and sailed to Hawaii,
i.e. something creative.
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Circumnavigate without telling anyone.
That would definitely be a record.
I claim that record then. You cannot prove that I didn't.

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