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June 16, 2008



I wonder if someone will organize a "classic" round the world race using only the technology available to RKJ 40 years ago.

Adam Turinas

Now that's an interesting idea. have you heard what Peter Goss is doing? Building a Cornish sailing fishing boat and will sail it to Oz with a bunch of Cornish fishermen. He has a great blog on it. It's fascinating.

Carol Anne

So, today is the 40th anniversary of RKJ's journey; I suppose it must have been on purpose that today, a 16-year-old is setting forth from Marina del Rey to try to set an age record.

Adam Turinas

Now THAT'S a story. Carole Anne tell us more.


I finally saw "Deep Water", very cool footage and background on Crowhurst. Nice to see that RKJ and Crowhurst's family all were willing to talk about it.

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