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    Re: What were they thinking?
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Feb 17, 11:36 -0800
    More info -- apparently they had planned to go around the Cape of Good Hope rather than through the Panama Canal, so they were heading for South Africa rather than Panama, hence their SE course. 

    Two additional, good stories about these "expert" sailors:

    http://gcaptain.com/australian-lunatics-narrowly-avert-death-off-nantucket/

    This one seems to be a 2014 article from the Newport Daily News

    http://www.newportri.com/newportdailynews/news/page_one/once-in-a-lifetime/article_8208539e-b214-5d8b-ad5f-009a1f2251c4.html?mode=story

    On 2/17/2015 10:56 AM, Herbert Prinz wrote:

    Frank,

    Not only did those sailors leave on the wrong date, they also went the wrong way. How could they end up 190 nm SE of Cape Cod when they should have been headed SW? At least we can say the one good thing about them that they were not stricken by trackline attachment syndrome!

    Herbert

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