Rounding the Bulge
So we made it past Recife last night, although it was another "GPS Event" as I am 100 miles offshore so can't see the lights of the coast.
No matter- getting by Recife is huge for me- as there were definitely times that it seemed like a bridge too far while battling the very light headwinds that slowed me for quite a while getting up the coast of Brazil.
There is now no land in between GS2 and Newport- about 3,600 miles away- what a concept!
So our sights are set first on getting by the Fernando de Noronha Islands which we hope to ether split or go west of and then on up to the Equator.
The GS2 website “dashboard” now has new metrics including the "Distance to Finish" and "Estimated Time to Finish", so for those of you who haven't entered the "GS2 Time to Finish Contest" - time to get your entry in! The deadline will be this Saturday, April 16th at 12pm noon Eastern. We are up to about 150 entries!
If you don't have a clue but still would like to participate, there are some helpful guidelines to help you guestimate my arrival here: http://www.gryphonsolo2.com/page/rtw/contest
So… onward to the finish line! Remember to send in your "Estimated Finish Time" soon, as the entry period will close Saturday at noon.
(See below for screenshots from the tracker.)
Prizes: (see photos below)
TeamOne Newport is offering the following great GS2 branded apparel.
First Place: Scrambler Jacket ($159.00 value)
Second Place: Short & Long Sleeve Henri Lloyd Performance T-Shirts ($104.00 value)
Third Place: Polo ($35.00 value)
Fourth Place: Hat ($26.00 value)