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My fellow club member
and good friend single
handed sailor Kjell Litwin has attempted a non stop circumnavigation
, along the route
of the Golden Globe Challenge, but out of competition. At 71 years of age, he is a very capable and accomplished sailor, with one circumnavigation
already to his name, albeit along a more leisurely route
He is now oat 103 16 East, roughly southwest of Australia's southwestern corner, on the lattitude of Hobart. Due to some unforeseen difficulties he has decided to call at Hobart/Tasmania to make repairs
. He has unexpectedly run out of fresh water
, has been slowed down by gooseneck barnacles
and, most importantly, his home built wind vane self steering
has broken down. He was recently assisted with 20 litres of fresh water
by GGR participant Istvan Kopar, a bit of mid Indian ocean
drama that can be read about here: https://goldengloberace.com/istvan-k...olo-yachtsman/
He has since then also been able to collect some rain water.
As Kjell has now made the decision to call at Hobart I am in contact with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and they are expecting his arrival. Kjell's main concern is to have as short (and inexpensive) a stay at Hobart as possible, in order to still stand a chance to circumnavigate before the southern winter.
Now: Kjell will be in need of a new wind vane self steering
unit to proceed on his way back to Europe
by way of Cape Horn. I am now contacting all major manufacturers for quotes and possible delivery
times. But I also thought it would be a good idea to use this forum to se if there, by chance, happens to be someone in the Hobart region who has a unit on the second hand market. This would indeed be a lucky coincidence. Please spread this call in any direction you think relevant, and be assured of mine, and Kjell's gratitude.
It should be said that Kjell is by no means in distress
and this is not an emergency
call. He is doing well, keeps his moral high, and humbly accepts that his plans have been altered by the elements.
Please post any information here, or directly to me at email@example.com
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