Carina and me
Carina and me
I am a HAM, my Call Sign is HG5MAR/MM
During my trip I've used the 3,6MHz, 7MHz, 14MHz and 21MHz frequencies.
My radio log: html xls QSL-card can be downloaded from here.
If you would like to get a QSL-card, please send me an e-mail.
Aron's wind map caught on HF radio (sample)
Aron's pressure map caught on HF radio (sample)
There are four immortal firsts in single-handed ocean sailing.
1. The first man ever to sail across an ocean single-handed was an American, Alfred Johnson, in 1876. The little craft (Centennial) was a 20ft dory with gaff cutter rig, decked and with a canvas cover for the cockpit. The boat was unballasted and once turned over for a period of 20 mintues until she could be righted. The voyage was 64 days from Gloucester, Mass. to Abercastle, Wales, where JOhnson arrived on 18 August - average speed 2 knots.
2. The first man to circumnavigate the world alone was Joshua Slocum (USA), a professional seaman. His famous yacht was a sloop Spray, converted during the voyage to a yawl with a small mizzen. She was LOA 36ft 9in, beam 14ft 2 in, and draught 4ft. North Atlantic - Gibraltar - South America - Magellan Strait - South Pacific - eastern Australia - Indian Ocean - Cape of Good Hope - USA (24 April 1895 - 27 June 1898)
3. The first man to sail round the world without calling in at any port was Robin Knox-Johnston (Brit.). Falmouth, Cornwall 14 June 1968 - Falmouth, Cornwall 22 April 1969 (313 days out) Average speed 3.6 knots He had sailed down through the Atlantic, round the Cape of Good Hope, through the Roaring Forties south of Australia and New Zealand, round Cape Horn and back up the Atlantic to England. His yacht Suhaili was a Bermuda ketch (LOA 32ft 5in).
4. The first man to sail alone round the world against the prevailing winds, that is from east to west in the Roaring Forties, was Chay Blyth (Brit.). In the specailly designed and built 59ft (LWL 43ft 6in) steel ketch British Steel. Hamble, England 18 Oct. 1970 - Hamble, England 6 August 1971. Average speed: 3.858 knots
Bernard Moitessier (Joshua): "Talking of records is stupid, an insult to the sea. The thought of a competition is grotesque. You have to understand that when one man is months and months alone one evolves; some say people go nuts..."