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The Last Hundred Miles

  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:29

Meg Reilly is a circumnavigator and winner of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Race who runs her own offshore sailing program – Ocean Racers – with partner Morgen Watson on their 40-foot Pogo 12.50. In this report she cautions how the final miles of any voyage are the most perilous. Destroyed spinnakers. Mast track failure. Wind holes. Casualties. These are the kind of things we can expect in the last 100 nm of any offshore passage, and the longer seem to provide more severe sentences. Sure sh#t happens at any time offshore, but there is just something about the last 100. It always takes longer than expected, and there is often some altering event that humbly reminds us we are still in Neptune’s territory…

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