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I expect to be at sea for around 7-8 months, hoping to get safely around the Five Great Capes of the Southern Ocean and back to my starting point without any outside help and without using my motor (which will be sealed).
If any problems arise (and they usually do!), I'll have to deal with them using tools & spares I'll carry onboard ... and all food for my time at sea will need to be with me from the start of my journey - fresh eggs turned daily will last several months, onions and potatoes most of the way, and I'll also have canned and dried foods.
I'll do my own weather routing using my radio to get the information - 'grib' weather files will come as email attachments and weather faxes will come direct from onshore transmitters located beside whichever sea area I happen to be in.
This will be my fourth solo circumnavigation and, I hope, my second successful nonstop one - your support will mean a lot to me and help me to succeed. When I finish, I'll become the oldest person to have sailed around nonstop, solo, unassisted. (I already hold the Guinness World Record as the oldest woman to have done so.)
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