Reference: 210-days Target: 199-days
…I might sail a ‘prologue’ for the ‘MOD 34 Race sometime soon to establish what I hope will be the new benchmark for the S&S 34. I conspire for a time under Jessica Watson’s ‘210-days. 199-days makes an elegant target! This will enable me to ‘practice’ the race course for 24,000-nautical miles and break Jon Sander’s, David Dick’s, Jesse Martin’s and Jessica’s reference ‘speeds’ for around the world race-course aboard what will be the S&S 34 design’s – 6th nonstop solo circumnavigation.
A far cry from the ‘absolute’ Fastest Solo Circumnavigation by Frenchman Francis Joyon aboard his 100ft trimaran “IDEC” when he lapped the planet in 57-days! However, if we’d been racing at the same time it might have been fun with a nice IRC handicap rating like the Sydney Hobart to pair off disimiliar aged and sized designs on the race-course! …This little ‘jaunt’ will finish in time for a go at the Mini Transat 2013!