On October 1, 2013, Tom Watson will set out to sail The Pink Boat around the world, single handed, to raise $1 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Pink Boat has partnered with BCRF in support of its mission - to prevent and cure breast cancer - and help save the lives of thousands of women each year through sailing. The route will take Tom south of the 5 great capes with no crew, no engine, and no stops...for a world with no breast cancer!
RETURN FROM HAWAII - crossing the N. Pacific!
Read Tom's daily posts as he returns across the N. Pacific to Seattle. Tom's accounts are fascinating, offering a unique glimpse into the world of the single-handed ocean sailor. They are also sometimes harrowing, funny, and informative. Further below, are the posts during the Transpac Race.
Days 25 - LAND HO!!!! The Strait of Juan de Fuca
Days 23-24 - Not so fast, buddy boy!
Days 21-22 - 10,000 miles
Day 20 - Frankenlure!
Day 19 - Iron Chef - Middle of Pacific Style
Day 17 - I ain't eating that part III
Day 15 - The house of peace
Day 14 P.S. - Up the mast!
Day 14 - Who turned on the fridge?
Day 13 - Yes, I will have the tuna, thank you
Day 12 - Halfway!
Day 11 - After the storm
Day 9 - Who turned on the fan?
Day 8 - ..I ain't eating that Part II!
Day 7 - Rachmaninoff?
Day 6 - 4am
Day 5 - Infinity
Day 4 - Hmmmm...I ain't eating that!
Day 3.5 - Questons
Day 3 - Alone
Day 2 - The Long Way
Day 1 - The Nut Hunter and other Oddities
July 17 - Tom and Darwind came in 3rd in the 2012 Transpac!
"I just finished my first Single Handed Transpac last night! Thank you to the countless people who helped get us to the starting line, and then pushed us to a first in class finish and third overall! The trip was very difficult and the most rewarding thing I have done. Thank you for following along! Your support and encouragement has been overwhelming this morning. One of the great sources of strength for me were the names on the boat, the names of the survivors and fighters of breast cancer we put on the boat. If you know someone who's name I should add, just let me know!
Day 16: "Round Down"...boom in the water!!!
Day 15: Trying to stay ahead of 6 knots
Days 12, 13, and 14: 500 miles to go!
Half Way There!
Day 9: My spirits are high!
Day 6: It's 2am and where are you?
Day 4: Today is frustrating!
July 3rd - Tom's Birthday!
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