The Long Way
January 5, 2005 4:10 AM Subscribe
Ellen Macarthur is trying to break the solo round-the-world sailing record. From her website
you can see stills and videos while she’s enroute, and track her progress. Meanwhile, the Vendee Globe
is underway, with 20 sailors racing a similar course – also nonstop, and with no outside assistance allowed. The first solo nonstop circumnavigation was only 35 years ago, and the record has gone from 313 days to 72
. It’s the slow way around, to be sure, and that’s probably why only a few dozen people
have done it.
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