Return from the longest solo voyage


In the upcoming September issue, Charlie Doane has a neat piece on the return of Reid Stowe, the visionary and certainly unusual sailor who spent a staggering 1,152 days at sea (846 of those days were solo). Doane points that not only did Stowe spend all that time sailing, he did so with an autopilot or windvane self-steerer. He kept his boat on track by lashng down the helm and balancing his sails.

Stowe also engaged in a form of performance art, sailing his boat on convoluted courses that, when the dots were connected, traced the outlines of a whale in the Pacific and a giant heart in the South Atlantic.

By Ocean Navigator