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Old 03-07-2011, 16:49   #16
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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

Me too. Send me some money.
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Old 03-07-2011, 17:02   #17
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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

Leaving from the East Coast and timing the weather are going to be your big problem. The only person I can think of offhand that did a solo circumnavigation nonstop from the East Coast was Dodge Morgan. He left Bermuda in November but was on a purpose built 60 footer. Took him 150 days, but you will never do that in a Formosa 41. You have to wait for hurricane season to be over in the Atlantic then you going to find yourself in the Southern Ocean in the winter by the time you approach Cape Horn ... not good.

Take a look at Tony Gooch's route and timing from Victoria, Canada. He did it in a 42 footer I believe in 177 days. That might be a better coast to start from.
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Not leaving from his home country LA, but from FL. Hmmmmm.
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Not leaving from his home country LA, but from FL. Hmmmmm.
?? I assume his home country is somewhere other than the US; otherwise, there would be no record attempt and last I looked Louisiana was still part of the USA.
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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

In addition to "The Long Way" and "American Promise," some other non-stop solo circumnavigations that you may want to read up on:

Tony Gooch: http://members.shaw.ca/tonygooch/

Jesse Martin "Lionheart"

Pete Goss "Close to the Wind"

(both Jesse's and Pete's books have lots on info about their struggles to gain sponsorhip)

You might also consult with Bruce Schwab: http://www.bruceschwab.com/ (he has also struggled with sponsorship)

You would probably do best to focus on potential sponsors in your home country, as they are the ones who would be most interested in your record attempt.

And I second the advice from Paul on VALIS.

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No doubt you have done a lot of reading. But It would be worth reading books about Kay Cottee, Chichester, JEss watson, Slocum, Donald Crowhurst and everyone on this list. LIST OF SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATORS

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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

Just curious ... what is the home country?

Also, what's your budget that you need sponsorship help with. I would think it should not be too much since you already have the boat and its nonstop. Any big ticket items?
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Just curious ... what is the home country?

Also, what's your budget that you need sponsorship help with. I would think it should not be too much since you already have the boat and its nonstop. Any big ticket items?
If his country is Kazakhstan it may be a lot of money. Have you ever passed the hat around a country like that? In the end the only thing in the hat is dandruff.

I think we should know the country
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?? I assume his home country is somewhere other than the US; otherwise, there would be no record attempt and last I looked Louisiana was still part of the USA.
I live and work from louisiana, but the record is for sure not for thr USA. Defi ni tely im not the first american residant to do it. When the time comes, i'll let you know my home country, but for now im from a mediteranean coast country.
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If you are serious, you need to know and fully understand the answer to this question before you even start planning. We shouldn't answer it for you, you need to do the research. This is important, and I'm trying to help.
Strongly second this. Asking such basic questions about the voyage implies that you are far from prepared to make the voyage.

Do the research, learn it the hard way instead of asking for a quick, easy answer on the internet. You will learn a lot more that way and it will stick with you a lot better.
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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

If you really want some help here, maybe it time to tell us a little more about who you are and especially what your sailing experience and abilities are. Otherwise, how do we know we're just not wasting our time with another dreamer.
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Strongly second this. Asking such basic questions about the voyage implies that you are far from prepared to make the voyage.

Do the research, learn it the hard way instead of asking for a quick, easy answer on the internet. You will learn a lot more that way and it will stick with you a lot better.
definitely I am not prepared, that's why im not leaving tonight. That is also why I am checking out other people's insights, not their planning. Besides my post was directed at those experienced in that field not just cheap opinions. But I surely appreciate all even the negative ones.

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definitely I am not prepared, that's why im not leaving tonight. That is also why I am checking out other people's insights, not their planning. Besides my post was directed at those experienced in that field not just cheap opinions. But I surely appreciate all even the negative ones.

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I haven't heard anything negative yet, just honest opinions. Maybe stuff you don't want to hear? Nobody is saying don't do it, you're crazy.

You can get a ton of good advice here from people who have been there but they don't suffer fools easily. They will tell you like it is.

You just don't sound knowledgeable and that will bring out some probing questions. You need to be prepared for that. A thicker skin will be beneficial.
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Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

Going south of the capes is not going to be easy. Cold and unless you get lucky, the worst sea conditions you could imagine.
Going below South Africa is easier, because there are places to get out of the weather. South America is a whole different thing, basically nowhere to get out of the weather.

GOOD LUCK and I hope you succeed with your plans...
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First in the world, first in my country, first in my state/province, first in my county/municipality, first in my family, first for myself, whatever.
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