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Old 15-07-2014, 12:26   #61
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I see you are from Godforsaken, IN. Isn't that close to EastJesus? Down along the KY border, as I recall. I was a traveling salesman, and one dark and stormy night I begged an overnight with a farmer's daughter. Oh hell, sorry for the thread drift ....
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

Why would you go without stopping? Kind of defeats the purpose, unless the only purpose is to prove something. Eventually, it seems to me, that "something' is inextricably lost as you have wasted a golden opportunity to not only 1. Accomplish a circumnavigation, which few people over the years have done and 2. Experience the beauty of divergent cultures, lands and wonders that few ever have the chance of encountering.
To me, that is what circumnavigating the world is about: pushing yourself farther than your own expectations, enjoying the gifts of the earth and in sharing the joy not only of ourselves but in those different than ourselves. It is a unique opportunity to give back in a truly unique way while at the same time expanding our knowledge through perception and understanding.


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Old 15-07-2014, 12:53   #63
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

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Excuse my newbie-errors... I mistakenly read and responded to the original POST, instead of the title (which is apparently how this really works).



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Wasn't intending it as harsh but more to direct it back to the original intent which seemed pretty clear was about a non-stop trip.

Maybe we gang up on the OP for including conflicting statements.
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Old 15-07-2014, 13:34   #64
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

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sailing around the world single-handed

Not judging the slightly limited website for a moment, but think of the idea....

Just you and your boat, maybe stop , maybe not..

How many pulses quicken at the thought.....
I admit, I had to stop and think, and did get a little rush....
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Old 15-07-2014, 14:35   #65
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

I would love to do it, and upon completion follow it up with another circumnavigation with company and lots of stops.
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Might have considered it in my younger days. Though I must admit I do have a desire to head out of sight of land for an extended period of time. Though the idea of getting beat up along with the boat on a long solo passage has less appeal as I get older.
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

Are there time constraints implicit in the term circumnavigation; solo or otherwise?

Whether it takes 200 days non-stop or 5 years with 50 stops, doesn't it still count?
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

Is it just me or is everyone posting here a complete idiot? Have any of you actual been out on a passage and have your bloody nose smashed in trying to make good against a Force 9-10, 40 foot seas and major rigging and mechanical problems?
A non-stop circumnavigation is scary, fraught with life threatening events and generally something those with a distinct and unrequited death wish entertain!
Unless your job or avocation requieres it, I would certainly take a pass. Just take a berth on a commercial fishing vessel through the Obbi' or King Crab season in the Bering Sea for a season as a warm up, then decide. All of these armchair skippers who have not ventured away from their local lake are giving advice that will kill most people! My apologies for the dose of reality! Phil
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

Perhaps there are some individuals who find it rewarding to just sail the ocean. You will occasionally find a mountaineer that just likes climbing, and will do so even without companions - may not be a high profile mountain and there'll be zero news exposure. Climbing in the blood, and if sailing's in the blood, perhaps a solo circumnav round the 5 capes is a delicious though daunting proposition. Totally different tune than exploring new horizons, cultures and companionship.

And sailing voyagers of that ilk are probably a bit different to limelight basking teenagers keen on age or similar records.

I recall the triple-navigator Jon Sanders saying at one point that after going around and being on the way to his destination port, he felt so at home on the water and so disinclined to go back to dry land that he decided to go around once more. Relieved to have survived and looking forward to a bash at a restaurant? No. Sailing in the bone marrow. Perhaps not so easy to understand those with deep passions, though I'm inclined to respect rather than dismiss them.
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Re: Who here would Solo Around the World non stop on their own Boat?

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Is it just me or is everyone posting here a complete idiot?
As far as I can tell it's just you -

Sorry that was too easy - I am definitely in the camp of non-ocean crossing, around the world cruising. I have nothing to prove and the things I want to see are right here.

Nothing to see in the middle of an ocean for 3 months or more.

But I totally understand the badge earners that want to do it. That's why I have posted so little in this thread.

The OPs question is pretty simple - Who would? Who Wouldn't?

After that it is convincing the red people that blue is better...
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The critical thing would be to round the capes. That would impress me. But so what?


Otherwise it's ho hum.


Why would anyone want to do it non stop?

To set some kind of record no one else cares about?


A wasted year or two or three IMO.


Chay Blythe did it against the wind. Probably others too.


Doubtless a modern boat could do it faster.


Who cares?
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Are there time constraints implicit in the term circumnavigation; solo or otherwise?

Whether it takes 200 days non-stop or 5 years with 50 stops, doesn't it still count?
Doesn't seem like it would count as non stop.
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Just you and your boat, maybe stop , maybe not..
Guess that kinda conflicts slightly to the title, now that I think about it. I would say it would depend on how long you're stopping for, if you wanted to get to that point. Stopping along the way to reprovision, or stopping for 2 week vacations each point.

I still have a few years before I tackle that question.
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