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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:59 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Stuck in channel Reply with quote

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LONDON (Reuters) - A British yachtsman has abandoned his round-the-world voyage after taking twice the time needed to circumnavigate the globe just to leave the English Channel, newspapers say.

After 130 days trying, Adrian Cross, has managed to sail his boat Gentoo no further than the French port of Brest, driven back by high winds.

"We've been like a cork in a washing machine," Cross, 50, told The Times.

It said he had been hampered by an oil slick and at one point had been trapped in the French port of St Malo by high seas for two months.

The yacht's log repeatedly read: "A quick turn around and yes, you've guessed it, back in St Malo", the paper said.

The current record for circumnavigating the world is 64 days, eight hours, 37 minutes and 24 seconds, held by Frenchman Bruno Peyron.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps his on boat satelite Internet connection wasn't quite working - and he had to get the latest portage tree from his broadband link at home.
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