check this article out ESPNBeen lurking since the beginning of this show, but never really had anything to say.But Im a little surprised no one has done any comparisons between this farce and Jon Sanders 658 day triple circumnavigation.
some of the better quotes
At first, as he contemplates Stowe's proposed journey to nowhere, Sanders doesn't sound fazed by the possible loss of one of his 15 sailing marks listed in the "Guinness Book of Records." But his competitive nature soon surfaces, perhaps shaping his opinion that Stowe will have his work cut out for him.
After looking over pictures of Stowe's boat on the 1,000 Days Voyage Web site, Sanders expresses concern over the "heaviness" of the sails and rigging compared to the vessel that he had sailed. He acknowledges some advantages to having an "aircraft carrier" over a "frigate," but he is not convinced that Stowe can successfully complete the journey. "Granted, I haven't seen his boat firsthand," Sanders says, "but if I were laying odds, I'd give him 20-1.
Crisscrossing competitive juices aside, Sanders is clear about wishing Stowe safe passage. When asked to provide just one piece of advice, he shuns grand philosophical musings in favor of a practical key to survival: "Silly as it may seem, the biggest risk I've found is being run down by other ships."
(Editor's Note: The original version of this article mentioned that the Hayden Planitarium would plot Stowe's progress at sea as an instructional tool for children. In fact, the Planitarium has not agreed to do this, and the reference has been removed.)
The article also mentions Alejandro Molina as the first mate. Exactly how many mates has Reid gone through on his quest to get the POS out to sea?Finding the time to sleep with only himself to stand watch? No problem. A couple of naps during the day and a couple at night should do the trick.
Smashing into ships while asleep? A collision avoidance radar system will sound a beep when a ship enters his vicinity.
Sleeping through that beep? No chance. Stowe is so sensitive to the smallest changes on his boat that even the slightest shift in wind direction would cause him to awaken.