September 19, 2013

One of the more exciting elements of this voyage is all the new learning that I am engaged in, which will better enable me to sail fast, sail safely and to be able to make repairs and better handle emergencies. Also, high on the list is being as medically as safe as I...

September 17, 2013

Stripped of her rigging, the keel raised with men working on it, helms (steering wheels)

removed and solar panels exposed.

September 11, 2013

In the attached photo, two men at the yard are making a "sleeve" around the boom. Once the carbon fiber sleeve is made of sufficient thickness and strength, it will be removed and stowed. Then during the voyage, should the boom break, and they do, I will attempt to rep...

September 9, 2013

For the sailors amongst you, the following is what has been done at Lyman Morse prior to re-launch and final preparations for the solo circumnavigation.  Very little of the following would have been done were it not for what I expect ahead:

  • Mast has been pulled and...

September 4, 2013

I am not surprised that the media are paying attention to Kiwi Spirit and the success she is having on the race circuit as well as the planning and execution of her solo non-stop and non- assisted circumnavigation. What does surprise me is the amount of attention from...

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