Stowe calls his project the Mars Ocean Odyssey, because he thinks the journey will provide valuable lessons for a manned flight to Mars, when astronauts would be confined to a small vessel for two to three years, separated from terra firma and most of humanity.
A representative for NASA says she doesn't know anyone at the agency who is following Stowe's mission.
The 55-year-old Stowe is an experienced sailor, having logged several very long trips, including a voyage to Antarctica in 1986. 24-year-old Ahmad never stepped foot on a boat before meeting Stowe four years ago. The world record for the longest continuous sail is currently 657 days. Link to article. Link to website.
Did this guy ever have a job? Is there any verification that they hit this freighter? I would suspect that an ocean-going vessel would have to file a report due to a collision.
Creepy, creepy, creepy guy.
Not to be missed links
Sailing Anarchy http://www.sailinganarchy.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52463
1000daysofhell.blogspot.com A Parody
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PCZS73CH1wU Reidhovian Bon Voyage video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZNhvJjGH_4 VOID HO be forwarned, do not drink while watching or you may suffer keyboard damage.
If these two make it back alive it will be a miracle because it would certainly have nothing to do with preparation, seamanship or a seaworthy boat. The Cheese Scow Anne will sink or they become weak and sick from poor diet. One way or another it will end badly.