- Category: News & Views
- Created: Monday, 14 December 2009 17:16
- Written by Charles Doane
As of Saturday December 12 this past weekend my friend Reid Stowe has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo ocean voyage ever made. The previous record (658 days) was set by Australian Jon Sanders when he completed his non-stop triple circumnavigation over 20 years ago in 1988. Reid's "Mission Control" shore team, which administers and maintains his 1000 Days at Sea website, has also more-or-less officially announced that Reid will finally be returning to dry land in late June of next year and is taking the first steps to organize a homecoming welcoming flotilla. If you want to participate, just follow the link in the previous sentence and get in touch with Mission Control.
For those with short memories, allow me to refresh your recollections. Reid first set out from New York City aboard his home-built 70-foot schooner Anne way back in April 2007. He had one crew-member aboard, a young female photographer, Soanya Ahmad, who had exactly zero sailing experience. Reid's stated purpose was to stay at sea for 1,000 days. As of today he is up to Day 966, thus is a little more than a month away from reaching his original objective.Write comment (1 Comment)