Approaching the border…

Arrived a week ago to Port Brookings in southern Oregon from Coos Bay aboard my S&S 34.  So we’re now ten miles from the California border!  Next remaining leg is 280-miles to San Francisco on this mid-winter descent from Seattle.  On stand-bye again for the optimal weather window as always! The Aries wind-vane steered perfectly so excited to use it in what will be the normal compression gale off Cape Mendicino and northern California for the final leg…

Meanwhile, it appears Francois Gabart or Armel in the Vendee Globe might finish their circumnavigations in 79-days which would reduce the reference previous record by over five days!  It seems every year there’s a day reduction in the world of around the world speed sailing…

Below Gabart’s  VPLP machine.  Picture rendered by Dassault Systems

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