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05-06-2009, 10:40 AM
"During the Golden Globe, RKJ lived off mostly corned beef, baked beans. He took a small library and a correspondence course with him. He slept soundly for long parts of the trip, when he was out of the shipping lanes and the weather was fair. For some bizarre reason, his father handed him a gun and ammo before he departed. From what I can tell, the only modern technology he carried was a radio.
I am not sure what Joyon eat but I doubt it weighed much. From the reports I read, he rested for minutes but seldom slept for most of the 54 days. His bubble of a cabin was utilitarian and stripped down to bare essentials (http://www.yachtingworld.com/yw/blog/20080020192014blog_elaine_bunting.html). I am sure that he carried advanced weather instruments, radio and GPS but nothing but what was needed for the way he would be racing. "
05-06-2009, 04:33 PM
I like that blog a lot. I found it sometime over the winter and have really enjoyed it.
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