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Ocean Planet Around Alone Log
21:00 GMT, Sept 18, 2002


Yucko!! Sharp seas and the wind almost on the nose making for a rough ride. Banging around so much I’m surprised that I haven’t gotten seasick! But I’m fine except that we aren’t going very fast in this junk. Right now I have the staysail and double reefed main up. The boats further north must have a better wind angle since they are hauling on the position reports . . . 

A little reminder: Financially, Ocean Planet and I just barely made it to the start. Since we are without a title sponsor, almost all of our support is by contributions to The Made in America Foundation. Without continued support, it will be impossible to finance the necessary work in England and especially Cape Town. Most of our supporters have given their all, so hopefully new folks will pitch in now that the race is underway . . . I hope so, anyway!

Thank heavens for our supplier sponsors! Special Mention for Today: MAS Epoxies, who supplied resin to build the boat, including the special “infu-res” that our spar builder (Ted Van Dusen) used to make our amazing freestanding mast.

That’s it for now, I’m going to TRY to take a nap…. 



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