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Old 5th May 2010, 09:51 AM   #767
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
I posted the link a few items before -

http://www.sail-world.com/Europe/Jes...Straight/69108

Some complicated calculations I don't wholly understand may not have been properly fulfilled, leaving her a couple of thousand nautical miles short of "round the world" status.
But the WSSRC applies the term "round the world" only to race or speed record attempts. ie formal yacht on yacht matches or shortest time -where distance matters

For first, youngest(discontinued), longest, pinkest voyages they use the term "circumnavigation"

http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/othe...g-records.html

which includes "First non stop, singlehanded, circumnavigation by woman, Kay Cottee (now Kay Sutton), AUS, First Lady, 1987-1988, 189 days, Sydney to Sydney"

And as Jessica went about 1 further north of the equator and will travel a couple of hundred nautical miles more in total (either by actual or theoretical great circle distance) than Kay did, I don't see the WSSRC coming in on the side of Knudsen or Sail World

Second prediction: within three months Nancy Knudsen will leave Sail-World "to pursue other projects" (ref. Catherine Deveny)

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