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Old 25-07-2007, 21:19   #1
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Solo Circumnavigation of Cat

Does anyone know who was the first person too circumnavigate the globe non-stop solo on a catamaran? Or has it been done yet?
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I think that the first (and maybe only) time it was done was Hank de Velde in 1996 on the yacht C1000, a 70 foot catamaran in 118 days and 18 hours.
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hmmm just thought i would check
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Old 25-07-2007, 23:44   #4
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Of a cat, or by a cat.
I cicumnavigated my cat this morn, he doesn't like to be disturbed when he's eating
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Dana, what is a cicumnavigation and did you do it non stop and solo ?
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i belive it was done by the swales in the 70s with two tiny children aboard, hippy bum sailor.
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Its not solo but David Lewis did it on Rehu Moana with wife and kiddies aboard in the 60s. I think it was the first "modern" cat to go around, not sure. All the record setting multis for solo sailors seem to be settled on Tris now.

PS - Rehu Moana was a multi even dickbrain Joli might like - it had ballasted keels, they didnt really catch on however. Mind you its designer Colin Mudie was a pretty innovative guy in his day and did some very pretty small yachts that did circumnavigations and trans ataltic runs, one at least with the designer on board.
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Of a cat, or by a cat.
I cicumnavigated my cat this morn, he doesn't like to be disturbed when he's eating
Hah! Funny!
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Not to get hung up on semantics, but there is a significant difference between a circumcision & a circumnavigation.
Any cat, worth his salt, would know (& care about) the difference.
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Catamaran circumnavigation.

The first solo circumnavigation was completed in 1989 by a Canadian named Alan Butler. The boat was a 26' 2" Heavenly Twins catamaran called Amon-Re. This feat is recorded in the Guiness Book of Records. I now own this boat in Auckland NZ.

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Hey Neville,

That would have been one slow trip.
How long did it take and are you sure it was non stop?

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I circumnavigated my son but he was not immpressed. I circumsized my boat and it sank.
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Factor. Predictably petty aren't you. No wonder you sail a boat that requires a minimum crew. Who would want to be around you?

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PS - Rehu Moana was a multi even dickbrain Joli might like - it had ballasted keels, they didnt really catch on however. Mind you its designer Colin Mudie was a pretty innovative guy in his day and did some very pretty small yachts that did circumnavigations and trans ataltic runs, one at least with the designer on board.
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Catamaran Circumnavigation

My apologies Daniel, this was not a non stop trip. The Guiness B of R (1989) records this voyage as Barbados - Barbados 1980 - 1986. Incidently, the official plaque states "Earliest Solo Catamaran, also the smallest catamaran, to Circumnavigate.
Considering this cat was launched in UK in 1979, sailed down to the Med and then across the Atlantic, before starting the official 'round trip' and then having completed it, carried on up to Vancouver where it changed hands and was sailed trans Pacific again, ending up here in NZ in 2000. This was all single handed - not bad for a 26' boat!
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Neville, I sure wouldn't want to go that far in that small a boat. Quite an achievement. I hope you are enjoying your boat. Where do you cruise it in NZ?
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