- Category: News & Views
- Created: Tuesday, 16 March 2010 18:23
- Written by Charles Doane
The record might be broken as of today (according to his harshest detractors), or it may actually be broken less than two weeks from now on Saturday March 27 (according to my own calculations), but either way Reid Stowe is now (or soon will be) the unequivocal record-holder for longest non-stop voyage of any type ever undertaken by a human being.
You may recall I mentioned Reid last December, when he broke Jon Sanders' record for longest solo voyage. This target at least was always clearcut and well defined, though it wasn't originally one of Reid's goals when he set out from New York Harbor aboard his 70-foot schooner Anne on April 21, 2007. Back then Reid had crew (a young photographer from Queens, Soanya Ahmed, who later left the boat after becoming pregnant) and he believed he would capture the title for longest voyage (solo or otherwise) if he beat Sanders' mark of 658 days non-stop at sea. To do this he proposed to stay at sea for 1,000 days.Write comment (3 Comments)