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Reid Stowe: Home After Three Years at Sea

Round the world sailing is in the news. We talk with a sailor who just made it home, after a thousand days at sea.

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad stand aboard their 70 foot gaff-rigged Schooner Anne, Friday, April 20, 2007(AP)

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahmad stand aboard their 70 foot gaff-rigged Schooner Anne, Friday, April 20, 2007(AP)

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.

Guests:

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.

Charles Doane, editor-at-large at Sail magazine joins us from his boat in Bermuda.  He followed Stowe’s voyage.

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