Friday, May 2, 2014
I rarely comment on things written about me, but an interview just published in the May issue of LATITUDE 38 contains some errors. Both the interviewer, Ronnie Simpson, and the magazine have been kind to me and no criticism of them is intended.
Carol is my fifth wife, not sixth.
On her shakedown sail after the new mast was installed GANNET made while beam reaching more than 8 knots measured by GPS in 10-12 knots of wind with only her 110% furling jib and fully battened mainsail set, not her asymmetrical spinnaker.
I do not intend to spend long periods hand steering GANNET, though I will if I must.
My backup for the tiller pilots is not me, but sheet to tiller self-steering.
I’ve finished my housework, packed, ordered a taxi for 1:15 p.m. tomorrow, and have the final check list centered on my desk.