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TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 2010

                                             GUEST:

                                       REID  STOWE

     

         

                                           American Hero

                          Mariner / Adventurer

  Recently Set the World Record for his Voyage

on the Oceans of the World For 1,152 Days with

                                NO Resupply !!

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Accompanied for the first 305 days by Companion 

  Soanya Ahmad Who Set another World Record

      for a Woman at Sea in Her Own Right !

 

 

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       Aboard a 70 Foot Gaff Rigged - Sea Worthy

                Schooner Lovingly Built by Hand

 Named Anne after His Loving & Beloved Mother

                                      &

        

 Accomplished  Artist & Deeply Spiritual Practioner

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More about: REID STOWE

William Reid Stowe (born January 6, 1952) is an American artist and mariner. Stowe grew up around

sailboats on the East Coast, sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in his late teens and early 20's.

At the age of nineteen he curtailed his post-secondary studies in the arts, to pursue a life of sailing. By

age 26, he had built two of his own sailboats with the help of his family and friends. Stowe subsequently

sailed to the Antarctic with his schooner Anne in 1986 and completed a 194-day journey without touching

land in 1999.

Stowe recently completed an ocean-going voyage called 1000 Days at Sea: The Mars Ocean Odyssey,

a journey that commenced on April 21, 2007 from Pier 12, Hoboken, New Jersey.[1] Stowe was the

principal designer and builder of the Anne, the 70 ft. (21.3 metres (70 ft) ) 60 ton (54,400 kg)

gaff-rigged schooner which he sailed on this voyage.[1][2][3] The purpose of the enterprise was to remain

on the open ocean, without resupply or stepping on land for a period of one thousand days, along with

some other goals that were not met, such as circumnavigating the globe four times. The single

circumnavigation involved active management of a sailboat under varying weather conditions, with

continuous wear and tear of equipment on the schooner, although the schooner was not always under

full sail.[4]

On June 17, 2010, Reid Stowe sailed the schooner Anne up the Hudson River and docked in New York.

The total voyage duration claimed by Stowe was 1,152 days, a potential record for the longest continuous

sea voyage without resupply or stepping on land. Upon landing at Pier 81 in Manhattan, he was met by

family and friends, by his girlfriend Soanya Ahmad—who had accompanied him for the first quarter of

the journey—and their toddler son, as well as by the press.

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Hi Everybody!

Thanks for checking in.  As you might have guessed, I’ve been quite busy since I returned to land.  The love voyage returned a lot of love and that made the transition from the sea to the earth a smooth one.  So many family and friends greeted me and shared our story of love with the world.  I was so happy to see that America Online titled their story “Man Credits 'Love' in Record 3-Year Trip at Sea.”  In a world obsessed by bad news and hard facts, it took a lot of courage for them to put that into mainstream media.  Many other papers and media picked up the story and spread the story.

What a joy it was to come back to Soanya and our new son Darshen, my daughter Viva, her husband, and my new granddaughter and 30 other family members.  I dedicated the voyage to Mom and Dad, who are in their eighties, and who impressed everyone with their ability to party four days in a row.  Mom took notes and addresses and now communicates with so many new friends.

We have no idea what’s next, but there are certainly more adventures ahead.  Though I was amazed by the experience of being alone for so long on the sea, I am sure that my next voyage will be with Soanya and Darshen and other family and friends.  I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful experience and to have succeeded beyond my wildest expectations.  My main focus is to share the message of how love in all its forms helped me to succeed with the voyage.

We have had a steady stream of visitors and friends “camping out” with us to help with the schooner and to go forward.  We still need some guys and gals to live aboard to help out.  Anyone who wants to help and spend time with us on the “Mighty Schooner Anne” please email us at the website and tell us about yourself.

In the next few weeks, I’ll share more about what life is like coming back to the land.  I’ll also go into some detail about boat systems, speaking engagements and other opportunities.

--Reid

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Landed
Saturday, 10 July 2010
The first few days after Reid arrived back on land were a flurry of activity. The first three days were devoted solely to interviews, including two French magazines, two German media outlets and an NPR Radio and Good Day New York stints.  We average about one interview a day even three weeks after the big arrival.

Reid’s welcome back party was led by the band TSS Yukonaughtica who put on a great variety of performances. The highlight of the party, however, was when a troupe of young female dancers from the Isabella Duncan Dance Foundation took to the stage and 23 month old Darshen broke free of whoever was holding him to run straight into the midst of the dancers.  He pranced on his tippy toes, clapped his hands and tried to imitate the dancers as they gracefully flowed around him and incorporated him into their lovely dance.

It took a few days for Darshen to get used to being on the boat.  He wasn’t sure where he could go or what the rules were, but after the stream of visitors abated, he got his sea legs and began to make himself more at home. At first, Darshen looked at Reid as if to say, “Who are you?”  But Reid didn’t push too hard, letting Darshen get used to things at his own pace and his patience paid off.  Before a week had passed, father and son began to bond.  Darshen would repeatedly yell “Daddy!” from across the boat and Reid would yell back, “Darshen!”  Then Reid discovered a nice little park with green grass not too far from our dock.  He took Darshen to play ball and run around which just thrilled Darshen who furthered the game by making Reid pick him up and run laps around the park.  Reid seemed to find that equally fun to do.

Many people wondered what were the physical or emotional effects of Reid returning to shore.  He didn’t stagger when coming to shore or walk funny.  To the amazement of friends and family, he went right into the crowds of people and socialized as if he’d never left.  The only oddity we noticed was that his feet swelled up from walking, which he didn’t do much of at sea.  He found the swelling went down after jogging with Darshen in the park and now it isn’t even a problem anymore.

I’m glad Reid is back in one piece.  It was a bit of an adjustment for me too because we are functioning like a family with two people who have to work together as a parenting team.  It’s a learning process for both of us, but I’m beginning to see the advantages of having another person around to supplement and reinforce what I have to offer as a parent.  I think Darshen likes the new arrangement too, especially when he gleefully shouts, “Daddy run!” and takes off arms akimbo in a toddling sprint.

Now that we’re getting adjusted we will continue to post updates and photos as the Love Voyage begins a new chapter on land. Stay tuned!

Soanya

 
NPR onpoint interview
Monday, 28 June 2010
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...What’s the allure of the endless sail? The challenge? We’ll ask.  This hour, On Point: Reid Stowe, on his vast global voyage, on his schooner at sea. interview
 
Return to TerraFirma
Friday, 18 June 2010

Reid Stowe has returned to Terra Firma after 1152 days nonstop at sea

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Day 1152 Major Press
Friday, 18 June 2010
A Record-Smashing Sea Journey, and Not for Its Speed
By JOHN TIERNEY for The New york Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/nyregion/17voyage.html
Sailor artist Reid Stowe completes record 1,152-day voyage
The Guardian, Friday 18 June 2010
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jun/17/sailor-reid-stowe-record-voyage
Land ahoy! 'Record-breaking' sailor home after three years
By George Webster for CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/06/17/reid.stowe.record.breaker/index.html?section=cnn_latest
Reid Stowe lands at schooner 'Anne' at Manhattan's Pier 81, kisses girlfriend once off boat
By Erica Pearson for NYDaily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/06/17/2010-06-17_reid_stowe_lands_at_schooner_anne_at_manhattans_pier_81_kisses_girlfriend_once_o.html

New York Sailor Returns After 3-Year Voyage

FoxNews/AP
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/international/new-york-sailor-returns-after-3-year-voyage-20100617
Sailor Returns to Land, Family After 3 Years
CBSNews/AP
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/18/national/main6594515.shtml

US sailor returns after record-breaking 1,152 day trip

BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10347315.stm
Reid Stowe Lands In New York After 1152 Days At Sea
Alex Vadukul for HuffingtonPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/21/reid-stowe-lands-in-new-y_n_619431.html
1,152 Days at Sea, an Amazing Surprise on Land
Katy Tur for NBCNewYork
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/1000-DAYS-AT-SEA-96605904.html
 
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Sunday, 13 June 2010
JUNE 13 DAY 1147 VERY CHANGEABLE WEATHER. HURRY UP THEN SLOW DOWN. LOTS OF FISHING BOATS AT NIGHT. FOG THEN SUN. PORPOISES, AIRPLANES. LOOKING AT MY CHARTS A LOT. FINISHED WITH DEEP THOUGHT WRITING. ALL IS ONE, THE LOVE VOYAGE
 
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Day 1145 Put Away Art Supplies
Saturday, 12 June 2010
JUNE 11 DAY 1145 FIERCE GALE FROM NW, THEN CALM AND ROLLY. I LOWERED SAILS TO PROTECT THEM. NOW WIND FROM NE & SAILING FULL SAIL TO GET CLOSER TO NYC. DOING MY BEST TO KEEP SCHED, BUT NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY. PUT AWAY ART  SUPPLIES. YEA
 
Day 1141 Orbtting Down
Monday, 07 June 2010
JUNE 7 DAY 1141 IT HAS BEEN TOO STORMY SALTY ROUGH & RAINY TO PUT MY EMAIL UNIT OUTSIDE. BIG LIGHTNING STRIKES INTO THE SEA AROUND ME. I THINK I CAN MAKE THE TRANSITION, BUT ETERNITY STILL HAS A GRIP ON ME..ORBITING DOWN....!
 
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William Reid Stowe
Born January 6, 1952 (1952-01-06) (age 58)
Nationality American
Occupation Artist and Craftsman, Sailor, Adventurer
Known for Extended voyages with schooner Anne

William Reid Stowe (born January 6, 1952) is an American artist and mariner. Stowe grew up around sailboats on the East Coast, sailing on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in his late teens and early 20's. At the age of nineteen he curtailed his post-secondary studies in the arts, to pursue a life of sailing. By age 26, he had built two of his own sailboats with the help of his family and friends. Stowe subsequently sailed to the Antarctic with his schooner Anne in 1986 and completed a 194-day journey without touching land in 1999.

Stowe recently completed an ocean-going voyage called 1000 Days at Sea: The Mars Ocean Odyssey, a journey that commenced on April 21, 2007 from Pier 12, Hoboken, New Jersey.[1] Stowe was the principal designer and builder of the Anne, the 70 ft. (21.3 metres (70 ft) ) 60 ton (54,400 kg) gaff-rigged schooner which he sailed on this voyage.[1][2][3] The purpose of the enterprise was to remain on the open ocean, without resupply or stepping on land for a period of one thousand days, along with some other goals that were not met, such as circumnavigating the globe four times. The single circumnavigation involved active management of a sailboat under varying weather conditions, with continuous wear and tear of equipment on the schooner, although the schooner was not always under full sail.[4]

On June 17, 2010, Reid Stowe sailed the schooner Anne up the Hudson River and docked in New York. The total voyage duration claimed by Stowe was 1,152 days, a potential record for the longest continuous sea voyage without resupply or stepping on land. Upon landing at Pier 81 in Manhattan, he was met by family and friends, by his girlfriend Soanya Ahmad—who had accompanied him for the first quarter of the journey—and their toddler son, as well as by the press.[5][6][7]

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[edit] Childhood

Reid Stowe was born Jan. 6, 1952 near Moses Lake, Washington[8] to Harry and Anne Stowe;[9] and is the oldest of six siblings. His father, an officer in the United States Air Force, was posted to many parts of the world during that time and usually his family travelled with him. Growing up, Reid spent three years in Germany, two years in the Philippines, plus state-side tours in Mississippi, Illinois, Arizona, and Virginia. Traveling notwithstanding, the family generally spent summers with Anne Stowe's father, who had constructed a beach cottage on the Intracoastal Waterway near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.[10] Anne's father and uncles frequently built and rebuilt portions of the home, and built small craft for use on the waterway. It was during these summer interludes that Reid absorbed carpentry, and, during his high school years with his younger brother Wave, Stowe built fiberglass surf boards. He and his brother employed workshops that his family maintained in various winter residences to complete their work after school.[10][11]

[edit] Early voyages

Reid Stowe initially pursued studies in the arts, enrolling in the University of Arizona, where he took up painting and sculpture.[9] During his late teens, Stowe visited Hawaii in the summer to surf. During one of these Hawaiian excursions, when Stowe was nineteen, he fell in with Craige Fostvedt,[12] who had invested some of his college funds to purchase a small sailing vessel. Invited to accompany him on an extended sail through the South Pacific to New Zealand,[13] Stowe was obliged to obtain a passport, for which he needed a copy of his birth certificate. Years later, Stowe recalled to interviewer Harold Channer that his parents could very well have refused to send him the certificate and insist on his return to school. That they chose not to Stowe regards as a life-affirming experience, the tacit parental support giving him confidence to proceed. The South Pacific trip was Stowe's first experience with open-ocean sailing, for which he acquired a passion.[10]

Following his South Pacific voyage, Stowe returned to his grandfather's residence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, where, over a period of eight months, he constructed a 27-foot (8.2 m) catamaran,[9][10] named Tantra,[14] for open ocean sailing. During its construction, he was visited by a Dutch national he had met during his trip to the South Pacific[13] who persuaded Stowe to take the catamaran across the North Atlantic to Holland. The two embarked in June, 1973 to the Netherlands. After their arrival, Reid Stowe continued on a solo voyage which took him to Africa, a second Atlantic crossing, a trip to Brazil and the Amazon, returning to the United States in 1976. In his 2003 interview with Harold Channer, Stowe claimed that the catamaran Tantra was "the smallest boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice,"[10] though on closer reading it appears that a smaller boat has made the round trip crossing as early as the nineteenth century. In 1880-'81, George P. Thomas and Frederick Norman navigated their 16 ft 7 in (5.05 m) dory Little Western from Gloucester, Massachusetts to Cowes England in June 1880, stayed in England for nearly one year, and returned to America the following June.[15][16][17]

[edit] Construction of the Anne (née Tantra Schooner)

Following his return to the United States, Stowe's thoughts turned to the construction of a vessel well-suited to extended voyages. He was particularly impressed with gaff-rigged schooners, which he felt represented a culmination of craft and technique for sailing vessels.[10] In 1976, he took up residence in the North Carolina beach cottage of his maternal grandfather, and with extensive help from his mother's family, his father—now a retired Colonel—and his siblings, Reid Stowe began the construction of a sailing vessel designed after late nineteenth century American gaff-rigged fishing schooners, prevalent from the 1880s to the 1900s. The completed design called for a 60-ton, two-masted gaff-rigged vessel, 70 feet (21 m) in length with a 16-foot (4.9 m) beam. Unlike the nineteenth century antecedent, however, Stowe and his family employed Ferralite over steel wire mesh for the hull,[14][18][19] with interior spaces finished in Caribbean hardwood supplied largely from debris thrown up by Hurricane David.[20] In an interview with Harold Channer, Stowe likened the hull to a sealed steel and fiberglass bottle.[10] Additionally, electricity for computers and communication equipment is generated from wind, solar, and water motion generators.[10] Stowe, his family, and friends of the family, were engaged in building the craft over the next eighteen months, completing the work in 1978. The shipyard was entirely confined to the beach cottage property of his grandfather. Named Tantra Schooner at launch,[21] Stowe established the ship as his home, sailing it originally to the Caribbean with his then wife, Iris and baby daughter Viva, "[finishing] the interior en route and in the islands." Author Jill Bobrow, in her 1982 Classic Yacht Interiors attributed some of the interior handiwork to Iris: "a beautiful walnut inlaid with enamel."[21]

[edit] Voyages with the Anne

[edit] The Caribbean and Antarctica

According to Bobrow, Stowe initially sailed the Tantra Schooner as a charter boat, but indirectly noted the possibility of extended voyaging even in the early eighties: "The charter accommodations are fabricated so that when extra quarters are not necessary, that space is set up to be a cargo hold — the intent being to make Tantra Schooner totally self-supporting."[21] In this early description of the vessel and her crew, Bobrow reported: "Reid and Iris are a delightful, spiritual couple. Their boat reflects their ingenuity, creativity, and joy of life."[21]

Renamed the Anne in honor of his mother and her family,[1][9] Stowe took the schooner to Antarctic waters in 1986 with a crew of eight, his first long-term trial with the vessel.[11] For five months, Stowe and his crew sailed the waters around the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.[22] Stowe navigated into ice packs and claimed winds of up to 110 miles per hour (180 km/h). Later, Stowe told Nik Kleinberg of ESPN: "You're geared up like an ice man, goggles, everything, not a bit of skin exposed. We had a gust of wind that blew the boat completely over."[11] To combat boredom, the crew "fought the lack of sensory stimulation with plastic filters that allowed people to bathe in different colored lights, and a 'bag of tricks' that included scented herbs and spices, stones, religious artifacts, pebbles, sand, and other items that stimulated the senses and kindled fond memories of home."[23]

It was during this voyage that Stowe began seriously considering a trip of extremely long duration.[11] Author Albert A. Harrison characterized these circa 1990 plans in his 2001 book, Spacefaring: The Human Dimension.[23] "The Anne, [seventy feet] long[24] and displacing sixty tons, would set forth with a crew of six to eight (the same size as an initial Mars crew under some scenarios) and three years worth of provisions. For a thousand days they would sail outside of normal trade routes and without entering port. The crew would consist of scientists who would study weather, water, and atmospheric pollution, and ozone depletion in remote and little-documented regions of the world. Stowe hoped to conduct field tests of communication satellites, water purification systems and other equipment potentially useful for exploring Mars." Later, Stowe, with Harrison, authored the paper, "One thousand days non-stop at sea - Lessons for a mission to Mars" outlining a "1000-day voyage without touching land or receiving supplies from other craft. The goals of this expedition include the evaluation of equipment, supplies, and humans under conditions of isolation and confinement that will resemble some of those of the initial Mars voyage."[25]

[edit] The Port of New York

In the fall of 1997, Stowe began using Pier 63 as a base of operations, located in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, New York City at a marina operated by John Krevey.[26][27] He promoted his one thousand days voyage in earnest, calling it the "1000 Days at Sea: The Mars Ocean Odyssey," and news articles at the time suggested a launch date of 1998.[28] It would be nine years, and one marriage later, before Stowe found sufficient funding and media support for the project.[29] In the intervening time, Stowe made his home on board the Anne, used Pier 63 as his address, and undertook preliminary trips with Laurence Guillem, whom he had married in 1999. In 2006, the construction of a new park along the Hudson River forced the owner of the maritime barge at Pier 63—where Reid had kept his schooner Anne—to relocate to Pier 66.[30][31] This caused the move of the schooner Anne to Pier 12 across the river in Hoboken, on the New Jersey side, from which Reid eventually embarked on his epic voyage.

[edit] Voyage of the Turtle: Prelude to '1000 Days at Sea'

Stowe's prelude to the present voyage was undertaken in 1999, when he and his new bride, Laurence Guillem, voyaged the South Atlantic Ocean for 194 days on the Anne, an expedition which Guillem dubbed "The Odyssey of the Sea Turtle."[29] Stowe's intent during this preliminary voyage was to shape a course literally in the shape of a turtle. Of this choice, Stowe said: "There's also something to be said about not racing around all the time. So this voyage was sort of an antidote to our speed-obsessed society. And the turtle is also a reminder about endangered species and the environment. I'm sure it's going to be interpreted in different ways."[32] The voyage lasted from June 4, to December 17, 1999, with no major mishap, though it had its tribulations. The Anne suffered engine failure under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge,[33] aging sailcloth limited the precision of Stowe's navigation — the turtle was neither as large nor as complete as he had originally hoped — and a brush with Hurricane Lenny on their return leg hampered their return to the port of New York.[32] Still, he and his sailing mate had spent over a half year out of sight of land.

[edit] Subsequent attempts

Stowe and Guillem undertook a second exercise in January 2001, a voyage to Trinidad in which the Anne encountered severe weather off Bermuda.[34] The ship knocked over on its side once (although local papers incorrectly reported three knockdowns) in high seas, but righted itself. Having injured her jaw in the mishap, it was the last significant voyage that Guillem undertook with Stowe.[34][33] Of her reluctance to return to sea, she said of him: "J'aime Reid, mais lui c'est un poisson et moi non." ("I love Reid, but he is a fish and I am not.")[35]

[edit] The 1000-day voyage

Stowe and Ahmad departed on the 1000-day voyage on April 21, 2007 at 3:00 PM EDT from Pier 12 in Hoboken, New Jersey, witnessed by about 100 well-wishers, including his parents and his former wife, Laurence Guillem.[36][37] The heavily laden schooner passed through New York Harbor and into the open ocean by the evening of April 21.

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Schooner Anne

[edit] Mission planning and execution

The departure put into execution plans that, in some respects, closely resembled those put forth by Stowe and Harrison in a 1992 paper.[25] They had postulated that conditions of confinement and isolation experience during an extended sea voyage would be similar in some respects to those experienced during a voyage to Mars. The name, 1000 Days at Sea: The Mars Ocean Odyssey, the duration and the challenges of the voyage echo concepts that were put forth in the paper and reiterated in the departure press release.[38] The scientific goals that had been outlined in the departure press release—the study of weather, water, atmospheric pollution and ozone depletion in little-documented regions of the world—have not been fully realized due to lack of proper equipment, as indicated by periodic entries in the voyage's log.[4]

An article at the MarineBuzz website[39] explained some of the technical aspects of the schooner's supplies, and summarized Soanya's role in the expedition up to the point where she had to depart the schooner and hand over her tasks to Reid.

[edit] Significant events

Several unexpected events have occurred during the course of this voyage, two of them near the outset. On April 25, 2007, the schooner ventured near a US Navy missile firing trial that was being conducted off the New Jersey coast. After United States Coast Guard personnel alerted the schooner, the crew diverted their course with no further mishap. A second, more serious mishap occurred on May 6, 2007 when the schooner ran into a container ship that left the schooner's bowsprit heavily damaged, though the hull and the remainder of the boat was unscathed.[40] Stowe was able to make a replacement, albeit shortened, bowsprit from less-damaged portions.[41] Since these incidents, the vessel spent much of the second half of 2007 in the Southern Atlantic, passing the tip of Africa in mid December, 2007.

One significant incident occurred on February 22, 2008, when Stowe's companion, Soanya Ahmad decided to leave the voyage.[42] She disembarked from the schooner off Rottnest Island, near Perth, Western Australia.[43] Members from the Royal Perth Yacht Club, including Jon Sanders,[44] rendezvoused with the Anne around 1800 local time (+9 UTC) and assisted with Ms. Ahmad's departure. She arrived in Perth around 2100 local time.[44] Ms. Ahmad reported she had been suffering from chronic seasickness since November. [44][45] Ms. Ahmad's departure left Stowe without a crew and compromised an original tenet of the voyage, "...to leave the land and all support, sail for 1,000 days, non-stop at sea without receiving help, to live at sea, to be healthy, to send back good messages and have the whole world follow the voyage and understand the importance of it..."[38] Mr. Stowe intended to complete the mission plan alone. According to The Age, the schooner Anne was to maintain a position beyond sight of land during the transfer so Mr Stowe could continue his attempt to break records.[45] Jon Sanders, the current record holder for longest solo time at sea, was asked in an interview whether Reid could do it. Sanders, who was also a member of Ms. Ahmad's rescue party responded - "I think the boat by the look of it will stay in one piece. It won't break any records."[44]

On Day 658, Reid Stowe broke the world record for the longest non-stop ocean voyage, previously held by Jon Sanders, if we disregard Nansen's Fram expedition, during which the schooner Fram lay trapped on ice for nearly three years, and the crew was away from land for at least 1067 days.[46]

Reid Stowe and his support team have since accomplished one of their goals of a person sailing on the open seas without resupply for 1000 days, as well as breaking the 1067-day record set by the Fram in 1896.[46][47] January 16, 2010 was officially the day of the 1000-day mark,[8][48] while March 24, 2010 equalled the 1067-day mark. Subsequent to the first 306 days with Soanya Ahmad, Reid Stowe also broke the record for the longest solo sea voyage without resupply, on Day 964 (Dec. 11, 2009).[47] As of the voyage's end, all of the records are self-claimed by Stowe and none have been recognized by an official body, such as the World Sailing Speed Record Council or Guinness World Records, which is currently investigating.[5][49]

[edit] Completion of the voyage

Throughout the journey, Stowe maintained contact with the New York City–based support team via an Iridium phone. Stowe employed a VHF marine transceiver for ship-to-ship communications. Volunteers maintained a web site so that the general public could follow the progress of the voyage. The web site featured daily tracking of the schooner's position using a GPS system.

Until the computers broke down in December, 2009, there were also almost daily logs—with a photo—sent as email via the satellite telephone. These missives were originally contributed by Soanya and Reid, until Soanya's departure from the schooner, when Reid took over the role of sole communicator.[41]

Reid Stowe saw his son for the first time, after landing his 70-foot schooner 'Anne' in New York and reuniting with girlfriend Soanya Ahmad on Thursday, June 17, 2010. The couple hadn't seen each other since Soanya had to leave the voyage in February, 2008.[5]

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[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c Sailing Duo Begin 1,000-Day Ocean Voyage. Tariq Malik, Live Science:Strange News; posted: 21 April 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
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