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View Poll Results: What solo circumnavigator do you think was more incredible?
Robin Lee Graham 7 28.00%
Tania Aebi 3 12.00%
Brian Caldwell 0 0%
David Dicks 1 4.00%
Jesse Martin 3 12.00%
Zac Sunderland 2 8.00%
Michael Perham 0 0%
Jessica Watson 6 24.00%
Laura Dekker 3 12.00%
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:00   #16
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Re: Solo Circumnavigation

Moitessier is the one.
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:12   #17
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Re: Solo Circumnavigation

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She didnt complete a circumnavigation, and she was imho just a media event.
She certainly did, solo non stop. Some disgruntled website owner kicked up that fuss, he can be ignored.
Wasn't pushed into to it by parents either, more like the other way around.
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Old 21-08-2013, 19:14   #18
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Re: Solo Circumnavigation

My vote goes to Jeanne Socrates. At 70 she just completed a solo, unassisted non-stop circumnavigation to become the oldest woman to do so. And she didn't have an easy run either, this was her third attempt.
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Re: Solo Circumnavigation

A somewhat flawed poll, impressive would be what we are looking for rather than incredible.

My money would be on Vito Dumas..... while some would say that BA to BA wasn't a true circumnavigation he had pre and post that trip singlehanded from and to ports in the North Atlantic.
You can still see Legh II in the maritime museum at Tigre.
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Old 21-08-2013, 20:55   #21
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Sir Francis Chichester!
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Re: Solo Circumnavigation

I'm with Ann, Kaye Cottee is my favourite as I found her book the best to read.

Got to love someone who has just rolled the boat somewhere down at latitude 40 and who's only complaint was that she spilt her dinner down the back of the stove.

Trying to read Chitchester kept putting me to sleep. Got plenty of rest but took foreever to finish the book.
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Chitchester.... Grumpy old git
+1 What I was trying to say, but put so much more elequantly.
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I would add John Guzzwell in the tiny Trekka designed by Giles....... makes a bunch of teenagers look like they were on cruise ships.....
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I'd add Serge Testa :
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lionheart takes my pick
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How about the guy who just set the record? Francois Gabart?
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I have not voted in this poll. How can I vote in a poll that doesn't include such legends as Sir Robin Knox Johnston - the first man to sail solo around the world, or Dame Ellen MacArthur who as a child saved her school dinner money for 3 years to eventually buy her first boat?
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I have not voted in this poll. How can I vote in a poll that doesn't include such legends as Sir Robin Knox Johnston - the first man to sail solo around the world, or Dame Ellen MacArthur who as a child saved her school dinner money for 3 years to eventually buy her first boat?
Completed the 1st recorded solo non stop round the world... not the 1st solo however..
But yeah... the Poll is a no go for me as well..
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You could vote 'informal' by giving your vote to 'Team Sunderland'....
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