Saturday, March 20, 2010
Circumnavigation is a dream for many sailors, but the dream itself can be very different. Most imagine taking their time, setting off on their self-contained mobile islands, and discovering the world one slow mile after another. For them, going around fast is counter productive - something like rushing through a holiday vacation so you can get back and look at the photos of all the fun you didn't have. For others, though, the accomplishment is the thing. They want to tick 'sailed around the world' off of their lists, so that they may move on to the next big project. Then there are the sailors for whom this is a job - those who strive for a record. They don't just want to girdle the globe, they want to do it younger, faster, or with more difficulty than anyone has ever done before."