Woodside, California

The timing of my departure has been much on my mind. The first 200 miles of the Pacific row will be by far the most hazardous. And there are so many factors to take into consideration.

I am trying so hard to get it right. Unlike the Atlantic Rowing Race, when the race organizers sounded the starting klaxon and we all went, this time I have to decide my own time of departure – and then take full responsbility for the consequences of that decision.

Whether that decision turns out to be wrong or right, I want people to know that it was well thought-out. So here, on my website for all to see, is my departure strategy.

[photo: one of my local weather gurus, Gordon Nash, sitting in his boat as we discuss local weather trends]

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