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    Hi All. I was interviewed for a podcast about...

    Hi All. I was interviewed for a podcast about singlehanded sailing and some of the things I've learned (even stuff not in the book.) You can find it here:...
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    What an incredible story Rob. I've copied it in...

    What an incredible story Rob. I've copied it in entirety in case I ever get to write a second edition.
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    How to Unwrap a Spinnaker: I learned last night...

    How to Unwrap a Spinnaker: I learned last night that some experienced skippers don't know the trick to unwrap a spinnaker that is wrapped around the forestay. The answer is really quite simple. Just...
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    Philpot, I thought you had written that yourself,...

    Philpot, I thought you had written that yourself, until I saw the notation at the bottom. I think it reflects the thoughts of every one of us on this forum. Whenever my wife says that the boat...
  5. More honours for Jeanne. The City of Victoria has...

    More honours for Jeanne. The City of Victoria has just mounted a bronze plaque in her honour on the Harbour Wall of History, just across from the Provincial Legislature. This is separate from naming...
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    Ha! Who'd have thought I'd come up with the...

    Ha! Who'd have thought I'd come up with the perfect example, just two days later. I'm out and the wind comes up to 18 so I put in a reef. But I didn't cleat the halyard properly and it popped,...
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    "Settings" would refer to the Gain AND the sail...

    "Settings" would refer to the Gain AND the sail trim. Both of these are really important in high wind situations. Your sails will always overpower your rudder. As I said in my book, it's really...
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    I just realized that I started this discussion...

    I just realized that I started this discussion some years ago so I should give an update. After several years of sailing with just a bungee cord (launching and dousing in 25 knots is lots of fun)...
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    I just noticed another video from Sam Goodchild...

    I just noticed another video from Sam Goodchild in which he does a chinese gybe on his Figaro 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZrHUWGCSo
    This is really valuable to watch because it shows...
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    Hi Guys. I was taught the main first gybing...

    Hi Guys. I was taught the main first gybing method by a Figaro sailor, so it's no coincidence that this is what I wrote in my book. And it was by doing this that I realized that I don't need to...
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    Better broaching for singlehanders

    After singlehanded broaching lots and lots and lots of times, Ive learned a few lessons that I thought Id pass along. You can download my paper here:...
  12. Robin Knox-Johnston report on knockdowns in the Golden Globe

    Very interesting report by Sir Robin (That's what his friends call him) on knock downs in the Golden Globe, and the use of warps or drogues. Well worth reading for all of us who one day dream of...
  13. Ilias, I'm glad that you are enjoying my book....

    Ilias, I'm glad that you are enjoying my book. Take a look at my new novel "My Brother Chuck". In answer to your first question, it takes a very special wife to marry a singlehanded sailor. ...
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    tboussie, your comment doesn't surprise me at...

    tboussie, your comment doesn't surprise me at all. If you look at the study in my tips book, (chapter 8-B in the free version) you'll see that lack of sleep, nervousness, and all the associated...
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    There has been so much written about sleep...

    There has been so much written about sleep deprivation and hallucinations while singlehanding, that I can't believe that he was not aware of it before he set out. I remember well when I had my first...
  16. Believe it or not, it's sold more than 10,000...

    Believe it or not, it's sold more than 10,000 copies all over the world over the past four years. And lord knows how many times the free version has been downloaded. Now if I can just get the same...
  17. Phipott: You must have been the first US order...

    Phipott: You must have been the first US order for the paperback book. THANKS VERY MUCH! You are very special indeed. The answer is that Amazon doesn't order in until they receive their first...
  18. I'm sorry about that. The books are out - my...

    I'm sorry about that. The books are out - my copies arrived a couple of weeks ago. I guess it takes a bit to get them to Amazon. I'll let my publisher know and see if I can get an update.
  19. For all who liked my singlehanded tips book, my...

    For all who liked my singlehanded tips book, my first novel has just been published. You can find "My Brother Chuck" in paperback or ebook on Amazon. The first reviews are very encouraging: “An...
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    I did the SHTP on my O30 with no engine. Didn't...

    I did the SHTP on my O30 with no engine. Didn't have any problem exiting under the bridge, but in that same race another boat DID have a problem, started his engine and had to go back and restart....
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    Victoria, British Columbia. Used by Jeanne...

    Victoria, British Columbia. Used by Jeanne Socrates and several others for their Recognized Official RTW voyages. And just a darned nice place to live. One day, in the distant future, I hope to...
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    18 Different Olson 30's. Still the best boat in...

    18 Different Olson 30's. Still the best boat in the world! (completely unbiased opinion)
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    Thanks Rob. I saw her Monday and yesterday...

    Thanks Rob. I saw her Monday and yesterday evening. She is making short walks around the hospital floor; her new version of a circumnavigation (that's her own words, not mine.) Her ribs are not...
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    Jeanne was just a few days away from another...

    Jeanne was just a few days away from another attempt at being the oldest person (she's already the oldest woman) to solo circumnavigate but she has suffered a fall. Her boat was on the hard at a...
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    Great writing for all of her race legs. Felt...

    Great writing for all of her race legs. Felt like I was on the boat with her. But that would be cheating.

    Also worth reading Mary Rook's blog http://www.maryrook.com/blog/
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