IN 2005-2006 LARRY HUNTINGTON BUILT A 50 FOOT JASON KER DESIGN AT NEB. LAUNCHED FOR THE 2006 BERMUDA RACE IN WHICH WE WON OUR CLASS.
We completed a race and were headed south back to the mooring. the storm clouds were behind us. We could not quite outrun the squall.
We have come to expect a day in the winter like this. When the air is so cold it makes the water seem warm.
On may 8 2018 two of the boats finished overlapped after 5700 miles. With a foul tide and no wind and fog the positions changed in the final miles.
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.