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Reinhardt 24-01-2014 09:21

What's the longest you've been continuously at sea
 
Hi all

I know this is going to invite a swathe of cocky remarks, which I don't mind :), but I really am interested in hearing what you have to say.

I've just been reading about John Sanders triple circumnavigation of the world (658 days without stopping or receiving assistance). That's impressive, but it's also within a regulatory context. By that, I mean that it was a formal attempt at achieving a world record, carefully measured, rule-driven and verified.

I'm interested in hearing from forum members regarding what is the longest they have ever spent at sea without stopping in a non-competitive situation.

I'll wager I'm at the very bottom of the list: I'm 655 days short of Sanders record :D

Suijin 24-01-2014 09:51

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22 days. That was enough for me. Long passages are boring and tiring, for the most part.

MarkJ 24-01-2014 10:00

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30 days trans Atlantic when there wasnt much wind for the first two weeks.

Juat4fun 24-01-2014 10:02

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1000days.net - Home

boatman61 24-01-2014 10:10

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47 days solo in a Beneteau 321 from St Martin to Salcombe, UK..
The most amazing voyage I've ever made..:thumb:

Astrid 24-01-2014 10:23

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Not counting military service, 55 days from Reykjavik, Iceland to St Martin.

HappyMdRSailor 24-01-2014 10:23

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Kinda sad, but 10 days....:rolleyes:

HappyMdRSailor 24-01-2014 10:28

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Originally Posted by Astrid (Post 1449108)
Not counting military service, 55 days from Reykjavik, Iceland to St Martin.

Oh I see... leaving the Canaries to starboard....:whistling:

roverhi 24-01-2014 10:29

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24 days, San Diego to Hiva Oa, Marquesas. Wonderful sail except the last 4 days hard on the wind in force 5 conditions.

ontherocks83 24-01-2014 10:35

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1449095)
47 days solo in a Beneteau 321 from St Martin to Salcombe, UK..
The most amazing voyage I've ever made..:thumb:

Did you talk to yourself the whole time or did you pull a Robert Redford and not say anything at all?

To be perfectly honest I think by day 10 I'd probably be going a little crazy and think the aliens had me stuck in a time warp and I wasn't actually going anywhere. You know twilight zone kind of stuff.:snorkel:

HappyMdRSailor 24-01-2014 10:42

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Originally Posted by ontherocks83 (Post 1449118)
Did you talk to yourself the whole time or did you pull a Robert Redford and not say anything at all?

To be perfectly honest I think by day 10 I'd probably be going a little crazy and think the aliens had me stuck in a time warp and I wasn't actually going anywhere. You know twilight zone kind of stuff.:snorkel:

I think he was filling the time writing down punchy one liners and snappy comebacks for CF posts...:D

boatman61 24-01-2014 10:56

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Originally Posted by ontherocks83 (Post 1449118)
Did you talk to yourself the whole time or did you pull a Robert Redford and not say anything at all?

To be perfectly honest I think by day 10 I'd probably be going a little crazy and think the aliens had me stuck in a time warp and I wasn't actually going anywhere. You know twilight zone kind of stuff.:snorkel:

Talked to the tiller pilot.. abused some guy with a white beard in the clouds, sang and danced for the dolphins.. advised Orca's food in plastic is carcinogenic...
2nd half of June is an awesome time to cross.. seems to tie in with a lot of migrating mammals.. saw so many types of whales.. birds in pairs accompanied the boat for days and after so long another pair/species would be hanging out and take over as escort.. saw a new born dolphin..
No boredom for me..

Sailing Cowboy 24-01-2014 11:03

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1449134)
Talked to the tiller pilot.. abused some guy with a white beard in the clouds, sang and danced for the dolphins.. advised Orca's food in plastic is carcinogenic...
2nd half of June is an awesome time to cross.. seems to tie in with a lot of migrating mammals.. saw so many types of whales.. birds in pairs accompanied the boat for days and after so long another pair/species would be hanging out and take over as escort.. saw a new born dolphin..
No boredom for me..

That's awesome!!!

HappyMdRSailor 24-01-2014 11:06

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1449134)
Talked to the tiller pilot.. abused some guy with a white beard in the clouds, sang and danced for the dolphins.. advised Orca's food in plastic is carcinogenic...
2nd half of June is an awesome time to cross.. seems to tie in with a lot of migrating mammals.. saw so many types of whales.. birds in pairs accompanied the boat for days and after so long another pair/species would be hanging out and take over as escort.. saw a new born dolphin..
No boredom for me..

Never saw a newborn dolphin... Must been awesome!

I once had a newborn seal pup entertain me for about 1/2 hour.... Acted exactly like a (canine) puppy who's only thought was "It's playtime!!!"

Yap... Look at me! Now I'm over here... Here... here... here... yap! yap! :p

captain58sailin 24-01-2014 11:39

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25 days, transatlantic, Louisiana to Nigeria. 23 day SD to Nuka Hiva. Lots of voyages for longer, but made land falls inbetween.


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