UNTIL NOW FRANCOIS GABART HAS NOT MISSED A SHIFT. THE RECORD NON-STOP SINGLE-HANDED AROUND THE WORLD IS CLOSE TO BEING RE-SET.
This performance by Francois Gabart is already remarkable in so many ways. If he completes it in record time; which looks likely; it may stand for awhile.
We should not overlook the important role that weather routing played in this event.
AN UPDATE ON FRANCOIS GABART AND “MACIF” 2 DAYS AHEAD OF THE RECORD FOR SINGLEHANDED AROUND THE WORLD.
I lot of speculation has been circulating about the future design for the 36th america’s cup. Now we know. It is brilliant. For some it will not be what they had hoped it would be; however this design incorporates the design progress made over the last events with a monohull.
ANOTHER NOTE: Francois Gabart is holding a lead over the record around the world singlehanded. Setting a 24 hour record of 851 miles in the process.
A presentation produced by a friend and researcher Kyuson Yun, who is working hard to find a cure for cancer.
This past weekend was the fortieth reunion of the “Courageous”/ “Independence” crews from 1977. It was genuinely nice to see people with whom I had shared so much. None of us are getting any younger, which puts particular emphasis on this event.
Ted Turner has been so good about re-uniting the teams.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is currently showing an exhibit about Clifford Ashley, painter, historian, knot tyer. He was so much more, but one has to pay attention to understand him.
I grew up reading “Ashley’s book of knots”, I learned most the the knots show. I still tie knots. I have read all his books and have many photographs of the later whale ships of New Bedford.
New Bedford at the height of the whaling industry was a rich and prosperous city. The architecture of the city still reflects it’s grandeur.