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You're on your own, kid

28th November 2008
You're on your own, kid

We picked up on a new blog out there this last week, belonging to one Mike Perham, who's trying to become the youngest ever person to circumnavigate the globe non-stop.

He's writing daily(ish) missives from his nav station, and the loose and honest vibe of his posts makes for great reading.

His boat,, is a chartered Open 50 which won the Route du Rhum in 2002 -  a powerful piece of kit for a 16-year-old.  Nonetheless, he seems to have a level head on his shoulders. 

He's clearly loving the testing sailing so far, and the attention he's getting from the ladies - he regularly answers questions from emailers on his blog.

"Hello to all Year 4 girls in Derwent Lodge! And to the class from Eindhoven – do send me your questions, I’ll be happy to answer."

Some nice little doohickeys on his site, too, including a Google Maps marker for tracking his position, and plenty of info about him and the boat. Worth a read, particularly for all the wannabe short-handers out there nowadays.

Markham Out.

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