As you might know – in a few days I am leaving Bermuda for Caribbean. It willtake a week or two. I hope you that will be enough time to discuss my proposition and I hope somebody will find it interesting. Here it is:
We will start a circumnavigation from the Caribbean, with no engine or electronics! The engine will be used only for the passage of the Panama Channel, then it will be sealed by the competent commission. In the case of an emergency it can be used, but in this case the participant is removed from competition.
The only electronics allowed – manual GPS + VHF handheld. Or to make it more interesting – a paper maps plus a sextant or just paper maps, without the VHF.
Prize money: I bet my boat, its worth today, at least $ 30,000. Each participant puts the entry fee of $ 30,000.
Such matters as time and place of launch, the prize fund, number of stops, etc. cjuld be discussed separately!
A winner takes it all!.
I will go anyway and I hope that there are still sailors who rely on their own skills and knowledge, not just ob the the engine and electronics.
With respect to potential participants,
PPS: I would be grateful for help in cross-posting this information.