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Standing in the Way of Progress: Redundancy is not necessarily bad

Some times a belt and suspenders approach is needed


“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks

...lessons learned in pursuit of the Art of Seamanship”

By Chuck Hawley, San Francisco Station


Aboard PlayStation, the mood was not excessively glum, but there was an air of disappointment. We’d crossed the Atlantic, west to east, in about 7 ½ days, making it the second fastest crossing under sail, but a day longer than the record set by Jet Service V, 11 years prior to our crossing. We consoled ourselves that the weather window was not as favorable as we had anticipated, and we had sailed a lot of extra miles to find the wind that’s necessary for a record-setting voyage.