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Old 01-02-2010, 18:41   #1
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Multihull Circumnavigation by 16 Year-Old Sailors?

It seems like sailing around the world on a yacht in the high southern latitudes is all in a day's work if you are sixteen years old. Everybody seems to be doing it these days.

By why is everyone doing it in a monohull? Why not in a multihull?
Are multihulls too much for a sixteen year old sailor to handle? Are they too unforgiving if you make a mistake. Do high latitude multihulls need to be so large that 16 year old kids can't singlehand them safely? Are they too expensive for such a trip?

What's going on here?

When is some enterprising sixteen year old going to become the youngest person to sail around the world singlehanded on a multihull?

I expect soon that some 55 year old sailor is going to experience 15 minutes of international fame by being the youngest person to sail around the world singlehanded non-stop in the high southern latitudes on a multihull.
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I expect soon that some 55 year old sailor is going to experience 15 minutes of international fame by being the youngest person to sail around the world singlehanded non-stop in the high southern latitudes on a multihull.
Huh?? Ellen Macarthur did it in 2005. She was 28.
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Huh?? Ellen Macarthur did it in 2005. She was 28.
Thanks for that. I went to Wikipedia and they said she did it in a trimaran named B&Q/Castorama in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds at an average speed of 15.9 knots.

Ok, now we need someone who is 16 years old to give it a go. Right????
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You know what I would love to see? "Youngest person to sail around the world on a Hobiecat". That would be a blog worth following.
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You know - back when Jess started we heard a lot from the Goat , or was that the goats owner - never mind - same thing, now that Jess is half way round the goat is still a smart arsed creation of a nasty mind
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You know - back when Jess started we heard a lot from the Goat , or was that the goats owner - never mind - same thing, now that Jess is half way round the goat is still a smart arsed creation of a nasty mind


But relevant to this discussion, none the less.

And Damned Funny, in a "little too close to the truth" kind of way, too
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You know - back when Jess started we heard a lot from the Goat , or was that the goats owner - never mind - same thing, now that Jess is half way round the goat is still a smart arsed creation of a nasty mind
You say that in a way that kinda suggests you think da Goat has not yet started his Voyage...........

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David, c'mon man, this just isn't how its done these days.
No sponsors? No pushy parents? No family-vindication of a record won, then lost? No shameless self-promotion? NO 15 MINUTES OF FAME??
Surely you can't expect to compete without these new, tried-and-true strategies?!
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