Frenchman sets sail across Atlantic in a barrel!

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  1. Mr Efficiency
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    "are we there yet ? " :confused:
     
  2. Angélique
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    Chances look good to end up in the Labrador region, which counts as an Atlantic crossing as well, so there's still hope he successfully completes the mission . . :)
     
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  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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    Éole ¹ , Aeolus ² , Keeper of the Winds and King of the Aeolian Islands who was regarded to be a demigod in Homer's Odyssey (digital enhancement of an old marble representation)

    ¹ French, ² Latin + English + Dutch + more languages (Eool in old Dutch), Αἴολος (Aiolos) in Greek, Aiolos~Äolus~Äol in German, Eolo in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Éolo), Esperanto, etc..
     
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    He must have a party girl stowed on board, otherwise he'd have called it a day by now !
     
  6. Angélique
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    If not onboard, then he sure left one behind . . . . 3:35 - 4:15
     
  7. Mr Efficiency
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    Seems full of life, doesn't she.
     
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    Thanks for the position updates Dolphiman. Well the barrel is living up to it's name. He sure is bouncing around and going all over the place LOL. This could drive one mad after a while. He says he's got the patience though so we'll see how he does.

    At his current rate he should make it to the Caribbean before hurricane season. Unless of course he catches some bad wind or the wrong current. How frustrating it must be not being in control.
     
  10. tlouth7
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    No pool on his eventual location yet? How about everyone submits a lat/long position where they think he will be at the first fix after 23:59 GMT on Friday the 25th January? Submissions to this thread by 23:59 GMT this Wednesday (16th). If it works then the winner picks a date for the next pool.

    Positions given in the format "XX.xxN,YY.yyW", winner is the closest as calculated by Wolfram Alpha [2]

    [1] Traversée de l'Atlantique en Tonneau - Google My Maps https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?fbclid=IwAR2mEJ-mP_znARe5wf6cmkAYNlQSUODf-h4bK4q1cyCBkaVOio-RflY-ed4&mid=1UiW0t61m2NF2aHiWQ8Q3S3TvQhdhfRoW&ll=29.176441300000036%2C-22.51745690000007&z=8
    [2] using a query of this form: Wolfram|Alpha: Making the world’s knowledge computable https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=distance+from+30.2N,21.5W+to+29.1869N,22.52698W
     
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  11. Angélique
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    29.68N,23.29W
     
  12. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    29.55N x 22.98W fix after 23:59 GMT on Friday the 25th January.
     
  13. Dolfiman
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    30.22N , 25.58W
     
  14. JamesG123
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    I guess he's kinda going in the right direction...
     

  15. Angélique
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    Opinions differ on right and wrong, some say the below wheel is on the wrong side, while others say it's actually on the right side...

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