Round the world sailing is in the news. We talk with a sailor who just made it home, after a thousand days at sea.
Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland didn’t make it, sailing around the world.
She scuppered off South Africa. Had to be plucked from the sea by a French fishing boat. Fifty-eight year old Reid Stowe did make it around the world. But not in a hurry.
He took 1152 days to do it, never setting foot on land. Set records, on purpose, for the length of his time at sea. Most of it solo. Without re-supply, for more than a thousand days.
What’s the allure of the endless sail? The challenge? We’ll ask.
This hour, On Point: Reid Stowe, on his vast global voyage, on his schooner at sea.
Reid Stowe, sailor who smashed all existing records by spending three years at sea
Soanya Ahmad, Stowe's partner. She was his shipmate during the first 306 days of the voyage.
This program aired on June 23, 2010.