“Sports” news – Dame Ellen McArthur

While personally baffled as to why anyone would want to sail around the world single handed, I’m more baffled by various comments that it was “sailing by numbers”, etc.

Didn’t we have this argument fifty years ago about using Oxygen to climb Everest?

Yes, it’s about the boat, but it’s also about helmsmanship, strategy and, lets face it, being the sort of person who can run anything without direct human help for over two months.

“It’s like driving a car” someone said.

Fine. You piss off a drive a car non-stop for 72 frickin days then, then come back and tell me it was easy, numbnuts.


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