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Ocean Planet in the Around Alone – Update
Friday, May 9, 2003


Fellow Ocean Planet Inhabitants:

In yesterday’s note on our Bluegrass Party, I forgot to put the time down, which is 7-11 p.m. at Christie’s in Newport, Rhode Island on Wednesday, May 14th. It will be great to see you all there!

BTW, here’s a nice article that came out the other day in the San Francisco Chronicle:


Next week on May 16th, Emma Richards and I will be visiting Bain School on behalf of HSBC’s Global Education Challenge (www.education.hsbc.com). I’m really looking forward to our visit, as we have already met some of the kids there and they are great.

For the winners of our “On the Sunny Side of the Ocean” contest, I haven’t forgotten you! I know a lot of you are on the West Coast, but for those who can make it, I’ve tentatively scheduled the first annual “Ocean Planet John Fahey Sail and Guitar Party” for Saturday, the 24th of May. We will be departing from Newport or Bristol….RSVP if you think you will make it. The winners of our contest (we know who you are) are those who correctly named the composer of “On the Sunny Side of the Ocean,” which I played in tribute to Neptune the first time we crossed the equator on our way to Cape Town on Leg 2. Good going to the winners!

Thanks to all of you who have sent me congratulatory emails. I’m very proud to have represented all of my supporters on the Around Alone race. This has been a huge stepping stone for me and gives me hope to complete my dream of being the first American to officially finish the Vendee Globe race starting next year. Our adventure has just begun!

Attached is picture of our finish by legendary Newport photographer Billy Black.


Bruce and Ocean Planet


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