Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


861st position!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At this rate, a position in the top 100 is gettable!!!!!!!

He made some tough tactical decisions the other night (encouraged by moi) and had to 'suck it up' as he watched the others steam ahead. But now he is reaping the rewards! Many of the leaders are stranded in the Doldrums but he has skirted around and is in a reasonable wind stream on a perfect angle for the 'mark'.

As he puts it, he can 'see the sail numbers' on the boat in 11th position.....

He is one happy bunny.

Soon though they are going to hit the two converging pressure systems in the middle of the Atlantic and then the fun will begin. Up until now they have been reaching downwind but soon they will need to start working into the wind. It should be interesting.

Himself believes that anyone in the first 2000 could still win the race. They've completed about one third of the race so far.

*oh my Lord. I've just realised how much longer this could go on for.......................................*

Ah well. There's worse things I guess :-D

859th at the end of this post......and gaining.


Blueberry said...


i like this, it's kinda fun. i love looking for your updates! :)

Brittany said...

Whoa. That is awesome!

SSG said...

only 1/3 through- how long does it normally take? cool though!

Anonymous said...

Wait - I am confused - first it said top 1000 and then possible top 100. Did I read those wrong or has he jumped that far ahead?

Keep going - pretty exciting. Sounds as captivating as Fantasy Football is to the males around here!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Himself! Sounds like a fun race. :)