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Old 22-11-2010, 07:13   #16
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As a reformed actor, Mark is used to reading other people’s lines.

"Gentlemen Never Sail to Weather: The Story of an Accidental Odyssey"
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Bon voyage!
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Old 22-11-2010, 07:24   #17
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Sail safely and let us know when you arrive at a destination where ever that may be. Hopefully it will be your original destination.
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Old 22-11-2010, 07:41   #18
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Hey Mark.... Sunday and Monday (28/9) look really crap mate... strong head winds from the SW... hope they're less than forecast and/or the low passes further N for you...
Think I'd have waited till next week myself... but... when ya gotta go... ya gotta go..
Stay loose....
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After finishing your circumnavigation, what's next? BEST WISHES in a good crossing, and your safety.......i2f
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Fair winds and following seas.
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Old 22-11-2010, 08:45   #21
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Be safe,

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Fair winds and good luck, Mark. Hope that low avoids you or you avoid that low.
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If you're interested have a look at the weather system mid atlantic for my previous route on the rhumb line.

So I am heading south to just north of Cape Verde Islands under the donk + sails to keep under the system. However that means a slow trip as their ain't no wind down there!

Thats why I would have like to have gone yesterday at sparrows... I don't go anywhere that Passage weather thinks there could be 30kts on the nose as ya can normally add 5 to 10 on, plus apparent.... and gentlemen try to avoid going to weather!





Glad I got pleanty of booze.

Even the wind acceleration zomne off the airport ain't accelerating.


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Well Mate, you should be almost out of booze, hope you are almost to St. Martin!

Hope the trip across has been an easy one.
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As of yesterday, only 33 of the ARC boats had arrived in St Lucia. Last year on day 19, over 150 had arrived. It's turning out to be one of the slowest ARCs ever. Many boats headed south to avoid headwinds and had to endure days of light winds before finding the Trades.

Mark mentioned in his earlier post that he was planning to head well south before turning West, so he's probably been seeing the same conditions.

Maybe we can start a pool. I'll make the first bet --1500 AST on December 17th.
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1030am (opening time at the Soggy Dollar) Dec 21st if St Martin...
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As a reformed actor, Mark is used to reading other people’s lines.

"Gentlemen Never Sail to Weather: The Story of an Accidental Odyssey"
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Bon voyage!
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We all tend to borrow from eachother don't we? ...and after that's been going on for a while, it turns into an adage.
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Sunset on the 15th. Go Markus! It's all downwind with women and beer at the finish. The Caribbean awaits, me laddie. It's stage time, don't waste it. !!! But if you get to LA, i can get you stage time at a comediy club if you feel the urge to talk to an American, LA audience. See you in the Pacific, Markus. Jon @ La Paz
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