November 27, 2014

On the first attempt last year the challenges I had to continuing were mainly mechanical: loss of battens from the sail, damaged staysail furling, extensive damage to the end of the boom. These I repaired and felt comfortable they would not be show stoppers.  However i...

November 25, 2014

North of Brazil ten days since after sailing for six days from St. Augustine, I rounded Bermuda to begin the challenge on Dodge Morgan's 150 day solo circumnavigation from Bermuda to Bermuda. On my first attempt last year, I was dogged with weak winds so that at the 5t...

November 19, 2014

From St. Augustine to round Bermuda took six days. Alarm rang every hour and my first job was to clean the two hydro generators from masses of sargassum that was clogging then up.  No sooner would I lower the first and start on the second it would often clog again. I j...

November 16, 2014

After six and a half days I crossed the 900+ miles to Bermuda and at 1:46 pm EST I crossed the start line with a strong breeze. Bermuda radio which directs all shipping traffic were most cooperative logging start time etc. I am also being monitored by the World Sailing...

November 13, 2014

The wind is down to 9 knots (10 mph) blowing just east of north while I struggle to the northeast to round Bermuda placing it on my starboard (right) side. I move at 7 knots and at this speed I will not make the start line in Bermuda until 9:00 pm or later Friday night...

November 7, 2014

Departure from City Dock is confirmed for 10:00 am Sunday.  It's a go and all is ready. Kiwi Spirit is chomping at the bit almost ripping out her dock lines! Tomorrow morning she will move to the city dock where she will stay till 10:00 am Sunday. Tow Boat US will tow...

November 3, 2014

With respect to Willie Nelson I am to be "on the road again."

Three international offshore yacht races, two of which I gained line honors (first to finish) and a third in which I was the first two handed home, left me feeling confident personally and about the boat's ab...

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