Thanks for the info,so it looks like David Dicks covered 27000 miles in 265 days,for a 102 mpd and a 4.5 knot
average. If Jesse Martin covered the same distance he was a lot slower at 327 days for a 82.5 mpd and 3.44 knot
average,so now we wait to see how Jessica compares, i know its not a race
but with 3 boats of the same model it makes for a unique opportunity to see how they do.
As a point of reference in 1984/85 Peter Freeman from New Zealand
completed a solo circumnavigation below the 3 capes, without sponsors or fanfare from Victoria BC covering 26776 miles in 268 days for a 4.2 knot average, he,like most of the others had to stop near the beginning of the trip for repairs
,in his case Santa Barbara,CA so his official circumnavigation started and finished there in 236 days and was the 12th solo non stop on record
and the fastest until crushed by Dodge Morgan
on American Promise. Peters boat
was a boat very familiar to those down under and in fact very similar (design wise) to the S&S34, a Hartley RORC 32 of Ferro
Cement construction,another good strong seaworthy
boat of moderate size and decent performance.