Home arrow Voyage Highlights
1000 DAYS SO FAR - KEY SAIL DATES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2009

1000 DAYS AT A GLANCE, or key dates in the sail and story thus far: (hyperlink brings you to the blog for that day.)


Day L(LAUNCH)-225: September, 2007 - Reid and Soanya go off shore power.

Day L-88: January 14, 2007 - Mission and Planned Path Announcement.

Day L-43: March 9, 2007 - A Voyage of the Heart.

Day L-38: March 14, 2007 - The Long Voyage and records.

Day L-18: April 3, 2007 - Mars Analogies: Dennis Chamberland quotes.

 

*****************************************************************************

LAUNCH  - 4/21/07 - Reid and Soanya depart terra firma on the Schooner Anne from Hoboken, NJ.

Day 1 - 4/22/07 - First day at sea.

 

 

Day 4 - 4/25/07 - Navy re-routes the Anne to a more southerly course due to military testing.

Day 15 - 5/6/07 - Collision with a freighter. The Anne starts to drift for a month while Reid cuts the bowsprit and rigging and re-cuts sails to fit the new 3-foot bowsprit.

Day 16 - 5/7/07 - Bowsprit work begins.

Day 21 - 5/13-07 - Bowsprit work: the heavy labor.

Day 34 - 5/25/07 - Bowsprit repair continues, two sails out of four are now able to be used.

Day 40 - 6/1/07 - Three out of four sails are up and propelling the schooner forward.

Day 45 - 6/6/07 - R + S catch their first mahi-mahi.

Day 68- 6/29/07 - Giving thanks to Doyle Sails.

Day 74 - 7/5/07 - Thanks to Axis Global.

Day 75 - 7/6/07 - First bottom cleaning.

Day 90 - 7/21/07 - Crossed the equator into the South Atlantic.

Day 100 - 7/31/07 - Day 100!

Day 140 - 9/9/07 - Soanya paints repaired bowsprit.

Day 193 - 11/3/07 - Second bottom cleaning.

Day 200 - 11/8/07 - Day 200.

Day 226 - 12/4/07 - Entering the Roaring 40's. Soanya is nauseous to the point of being bed-ridden.

Day 237 - 12/15/07 - Past the Cape of Good Hope.

Day  248 - 12/26/07 - Soanya realizes she must leave, but there is no land nearby. The next port will have to be in Australia, what should have been one month away due to gales was two months away.

Day 276 - 1/23/08 - Optima battery check.

Day 300 - 2/16/08 - The mainsail blows out for the first time. Will Reid and Soanya be able to make the rendezvous off the coast of West Australia?

Day 306 - 2/22/08 - Soanya is safely transferred to land. The manager of the Royal Perth Yacht club, Stuart Walton, came out in his motor boat 11 miles offshore of Perth, Australia to make the rendezvous. They would have done it out of sight of land, but the night before a gale blew and the waves were rough and choppy, less than ideal to go boat hopping in deep waters. That was the first time either Reid or Soanya had seen land in ten months.

                       Reid and Soanya claim the following records:

                                  1)    Longest man and woman non-stop sea voyage.
                                  2)    Longest time for a female out at sea non-stop.

Day 340 - 3/27/08 - Reid passes under Tasmania, he is now sewing torn sails after torn sail and will do so for the rest of the 1000 days.

Day 365 - 4/21/08 - One year at sea!

Day 400 - 5/25/08 - Day 400.

Day 452 - 7/16/08 - Soanya gives birth to a son back in New York City. Reid is in the eastern Pacific.

Day 455 - 7/19/08 - Desalinator fails. Reid hasn't caught a good rain in months and had started using the desalinator to compliment his water stores. Now he has to make do with one gallon of water per day and hope that "catchable" rain falls sometime soon.

Day 475 - 8/10/08 - It finally rains enough to fill all the tanks and Reid now has enough water for at least nine months.

Day 500 - 9/5/08 - Halfway there! And still going.

Day 530 - 10/5/08 - Reid completes a conceptual drawing of a whale with the course that he sailed in the Pacific Ocean. The drawing began unintentionally.

Day 592 - 12/4/08 - Third bottom cleaning of the Anne.

Day 600 - 12/12/08 - Headed for the Southern Ocean again.

Day 638 - 1/19/09 -  Reid rounds Cape Horn.

Day 658 - 2/8/09 - Rogue Wave and Capsize. Reid begins the chase for the longest continuous solo sea voyage in history without resupply.

Day 678 - 3/1/09 - "Moon, Mars and Humankind". The skipper discusses some of the inspiration for his voyages. 

Day 702 - 3/23/09 - 700+ days nonstop at sea. A "day in the life": On day 702, Reid discusses his daily routine.

Day 703 - 3/26/09 - The Anne completes her first circumnavigation.

Day 715 - 4/7/09 - Reid and Soanya's participate in the CONTACT Space conference on spacetravel and psychology.

Day 747 - 5/9/09 - Thanks to Yoga.

Day 749 - 5/11/09 - Oceanic Heart. The Anne completes a path of a heart on the ocean, dedicated to Soanya.

Day 750 - 5/12/09 - Three-quarters of the way to 1000 days! On Day 751, Reid discusses what's next after the Heart, and starts to head to the Equator to catch more rainwater.

Day 775 - 6/6/09 - Equatorial Lunch. at the Equator, food supply is holding out well at day 775.

Day 800 - 7/1/09 - 800 days straight nonstop at sea: 1005 days off of shore power, the Anne and it's skipper still fare well!

Day 801 - 7/2/09 - "Pop Exploration" : The skipper discusses modern explorers with vision.

Day 807 - 7/8/09 - Roller furling sail gives out.

Day 815 - 7/16/09 - Motor room floods: propshaft stuffing is serviced.

Day 828- 7/29/09 - "God is in every direction"

Day 832 - 8/2/09 - "Zen Sailing"

Day 844 - 8/14/09 - Roller furling sail and rigging converted into a hank jib.

Day 850 - 8/20/09 - 850 days nonstop at sea.

 
< Prev   Next >