Monthly Archives: August 2015

From the Support Team: Eating On Board

We have had many inquirers about what John eats and how he eats on board. We have found a short clip from his Atlantic journey that he made about how he makes his food....
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How Many Miles

I know your all asking “how is it possible to do so few”. Well like everyday there’s a story and here’s todays. I’m going to do it chronologically in GMT, that’s one our behind UK summer time and fours ahead...
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Message from Shore Suport to John

ITCA Looks like you’re in the ITCZ now. The wind is forecast to be light and more variable in direction over the next few days. I gave you the indicated wind directions in the forecast I just sent but I...
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Rainy Days and Mondays

Not so happy tonight. Here’s the story. Just as I finished up last night the breeze picked up so I adjusted the rubber and was drifting right on course. Slept well, woke up early, worked out the wind had moved...
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Shark Report

I’m trying to work out if I should go for a swim on the equator as there are many things that could stop me. We thought it would be fun to look at what beasties might lurk beneath the surface. Georgie...
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You Wouldn’t Believe The Contrast

I kinda finished the blog abruptly last night as I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open. I had some other emails to do as well and time had got away from me, plus I was being...
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It’s Never As Bad As You Think

But then sometimes it is. I wasn’t looking forward to today after yesterday’s tussle with the east wind, however if I didn’t get up and row I’m never going to get there. There was a bit of ENE forecast today....
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Never Assume

I was looking forward to today as I had a good day yesterday. The prospect of ENE wind and more south! I knew I would drift well so off too bed. Woke up at 09:00 (GMT) after 3 hours sleep....
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Hurricane Guillermo

Last night after I ran out of jobs, (even cut my hair, right down to the wood! Feels great), I started looking at the swell coming from the SW. As it calmed, the wind dropped and I thought, “I could...
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You Quitter!

I’m sat here 4 hours earlier than usual after quitting early, we’ll sort of. Here is the story of today. Forecast : East wind 12 to 9 knots, WSW current. Rain again in the night so no sleep. Woke up...
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