Episode 18 of The Sailing Podcast is with Tobias Fahey, a Tasmanian sailor who is planning a solo, non-stop, unassisted circumnavigation and planning to leave in November 2012. I have to say that there’s a fierce determination you find with sailors from across Bass Strait – it’s very similar to what you find with those hearty New Zealand sailors and after talking with Tobias, I think he has what it takes to take on a circumnavigation which he begins in a few weeks time.
If you would like to follow along with Tobias on his journey just go to his website – www.tobiasfahey.com.au
I heard Sir Robin Knox-Johnson saying the other day that the list of solo – unassisted circumnavigators is around 80 people mark – while over 200 people have been into space. There are some different lists of the people who have solo circumnavigated and Sir Robin has his own collection at – http://www.robinknox-johnston.co.uk
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Well I think that Tobias really deserves success in his endeavour and I’ll be keenly following his trip over the next 6 months or so. His boat is a Radford design by Graeme Radford known as a Radford IOOD50. Here are a couple of images from Tobias’ website so you can see how big the boat is.
Here is a video from YouTube with some cool music to enjoy as you take a sail on Sea Quest.
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Now I mentioned at the start of the show that I would recommend something for you to download – and what better place to start than with the famous circumnavigation story of Joshua Slocum – His book is called ‘Alone around the world’ – There are a couple of different recordings on Audible and I prefer the voice of Bernard Mayes.
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Thank you for joining David and Carina on their journey