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Old 09-23-2011, 10:11 AM
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Great post Leslie. Thanks for the stories.

Sounds like they made the best call in the situation and glad they all made it back safely. Something tells me, this won't be the last attempt.
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Very well written Leslie....Say hello to your Husband for me. I rememeber the old days well!

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wow i was wondering about waves caused by all this weird weather the US has been having congrats on there trip and thank GOD that they were smart enough to know to head back.
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While it would have been great to see the live video of their voyage, after hearing how truly horrendous the conditions became, I'm now glad that I couldn't see it. I would have been a complete basket case watching Mike, Nick and Chris going into those conditions !
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As dark as it was, being it was so late into the night I doubt there will be any video of the severe conditions .


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At the 300 mile point in the race we were a little over 2 hours ahead of the world record time. Unfortunately, a squall which was predicted to only be 3-4 seas exploded into a full gale right along our track line and caused conditions to rapidly deteriorate. As you may have been able to interpret from our SPOT tracking map, we started to significantly slow down at 5pm as seas built from 2-3 to 3-5 to 4-6 then 6-8. By 5:30 we were running directly into very steep 12 14 confused seas at a very tight interval with gale force winds, torrential rain and lightning directly on our bow.

In the pitch black of night and the pouring rain, we took turns at the helm as we made our way back home in silence.

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deff time to head back.
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All images are now online : http://www.sharkey-images.com/

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VIDEO:

Bermuda Challenge w/Chris Fertig making a STATEMENT now online at:

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VIDEO has been edited with lower music volume.


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What made em chose late sept? I personally would think late june early july .

Longer daylight hours
Less storm activity
Calmer seas

Bravo to their attempt

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