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Mike Gascoyne eyes 'next big challenge' with first solo transatlantic crossing

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October 19, 2012 12:48 PM

mr fill. totally agree. whilst it takes a lot of nerve to go solo across the atlantic, i dont know if gascoyne has any off shore experience, or even any single handed sailing experience. if not, i would worry for his safety!

jose - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 3:22 PM

Well Mr. Richard sailing single-handed across the Atlantic
is a challenge..I suggests he try sailing single handed around
the world..Something like 46,000 miles alone. Makes winning
the WDC seem like child's play..

Badman, Jose

jose - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 4:03 PM

Something like 10 sailors in small sailing yachts "Disappear"
every year around the word. Gone no trace. Crossing the
Atlantic at the right time, with the trade winds and current should not pose much of a problem. Now is a little early.Methinks mid to
late December best.
All Good Luck Gascoyne hope to see you in Trinidad..

The badman, Jose

Stormy - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 5:36 PM

Richard -- you are dead wrong about the winds. The "Trades" or "Tradewinds" that Mike will be using between Portugal (or a bit further South) all the way to the Caribbean are from the North East, therefore systematically favourable. Been there done it -- I'm not only an F1 afficionado (my Dad took me to the 1953 Silverstone GP and I've been hooked ever since) but I've crossed the Atlantic 56 times under sail (first single-handed crossing in 1975.)

Fair winds to Mike G. and Caterham


October 19, 2012 6:31 PM

stormy. it all depends which way that gascoyne goes. if he goes from northern europe via azores, e will certainly be in westerlies. however if he goes down to mid africa and then mid/south atlantic, he will get easterlies. either way, unless he has considerable off shore experience,he is chancing his arm.

ps. interesting motoring question. did you know that a ww2 jeep motored across the atlantic?

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