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Jim Cate 28-06-2020 17:17

A salute to a fantastic sailor
 
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In a previous post in a different forum I recently referred to Susanne Huber-Curphey, a little known solo sailor. She has shunned publicity so I was a bit reticent about posting much about her, but now the cat is out of the bag, for the Ocean Cruising Club has honored her with another award and a long article about her voyages. Below find some photos and a link to the article.

Susanne is an extraordinary person and sailor, and I'm kinda proud to call her a friend. Read and be awed!

Jim



https://oceancruisingclub.org/sitema...5_FRANKLIN.pdf

slug 28-06-2020 17:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cate (Post 3174257)
In a previous post in a different forum I recently referred to Susanne Huber-Curphey, a little known solo sailor. She has shunned publicity so I was a bit reticent about posting much about her, but now the cat is out of the bag, for the Ocean Cruising Club has honored her with another award and a long article about her voyages. Below find some photos and a link to the article.

Susanne is an extraordinary person and sailor, and I'm kinda proud to call her a friend. Read and be awed!

Jim



https://oceancruisingclub.org/sitema...5_FRANKLIN.pdf

Hmm

Piston hanks

I always liked hank on

Long time since Iíve used them

Bill O 28-06-2020 17:39

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Wow, great story Jim. Thanks for sharing.

Wotname 28-06-2020 17:55

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Yes, thanks for sharing Jim. It is good read about an accomplished sailor. Your pride is well deserved methinks!

gamayun 28-06-2020 19:49

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Great story! I'd love to read the book when it comes out (hint, hint) of Crossing Moitessier's Wake....

boatman61 28-06-2020 20:24

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Good to hear about a rarity being acknowledged..
Not just a solo sailor but a lady solo sailor to boot..
Nice one Jim lad.. :thumb:

LittleWing77 29-06-2020 02:39

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Very cool. :thumb: Thanks, Jim!

LittleWing77

sanibel sailor 29-06-2020 04:16

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Impressive. Wish I had her endurance, skill and guts.

Paul J. Nolan 29-06-2020 04:59

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Terrific sailor, terrific boat. And a terrific article. Thank you for sharing it.

Paul (Most people today don't even know what a piston hank is.)

Exile 29-06-2020 06:18

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Pure inspiration and admiration Jim. Thank you. I'm not sure what part of the story impressed me the most, but this surely got my attention:

"Besides the repair of the Jordan Series Drogue there was no work list as hardly anything had broken . . ."

What??!! Never heard such a statement with regard to a cruising boat! :redface: No doubt a testament to a strong, simple design, as well as superlative seamanship skills no doubt.

northwestsailor 29-06-2020 10:02

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Jim, thanks for this. I have heard about Susanne and her incident with Nehaj . We feel very fortunate to also have an aluminum boat or two. They are much stronger than we are. Nevertheless is takes an extraordinary sailor to accomplish what she has. She is truly an inspiration for us older folks out there.

WTRacer 29-06-2020 10:21

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Awed indeed! Another thank you for sharing that. She seems a bit mad, in the best possible way.

MarkOne 29-06-2020 12:33

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Absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing.

dannc 29-06-2020 13:25

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WOW.

:thumb:

I think the yard should save some of the frames as an example of what stress their boats can handle. Koopman's should have a frame as well.

What an accomplishment.

I won't ask a lady her age, but roughly what decade of life is she? :whistling::biggrin:

Later,
Dan

boatman61 29-06-2020 13:33

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Originally Posted by Paul J. Nolan (Post 3174460)

Most people today don't even know what a piston hank is.)

Isn't that what Fred did when he got back to the boat really really drunk.???

Apologies..


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