True story -
When we lived in West Oz we had an elderly club member
who sailed a small (24 foot I think) Endeavour
. Very experienced sailor - orginating from W.Indies.
Boat was a tad basic, bit grubby, and definately not 100% on the cleanliness front.
But Frank would load up and head
off west every summer - that's heading straight out of WA off towards Africa
Where ever he got to on day seven was where he turned her around, and then sailed back to Freo.
When I asked why he did this, he said with a chuckle that it was because his wife couldn't.