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Leg 2 Nassau-Honolulu
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Leg 2:  Nassau (Bahamas) - Havana (Cuba) - Colon (Panama, Atlantic) - Balboa (Panama, Pacific) - Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) - Honolulu (Hawaii)

Trimming the spinnaker, left to right Bozer Yigit, Stephen Hughes, Charlotte Winser, Tim Richmond (grinder), Kevin Doolan, Nick Fleming (skipper) at the helm, Monica Yunnie (trimmer), Patrice Baten (contemplating life).

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Staring the Gulf Stream in the face from Nassau to Havana, slow going with strong head current.

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Scottish invasion of Havana.  Reception at the British Ambassador's residence, left-to-right Tim Richmond, Stephen Hughes, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, embassy official, Serica imposter, Nick Fleming (Skipper).

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Cuba Libre, party-time in Hemingway Marina, Havana.

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Scenic view of the cigar-growing region of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

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Couple getting married in Havana. 1957 Chevrolet still kicking after 40 years. These cars have a soul, their engines have nine lives.

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Going through the Panama Canal at night, sharing locks with 50.000 ton boats compared with our 26 tons!

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Skipper Nick Fleming doing duty as hair-dresser for Charlotte Winser, with hair-back guarantee if not satisfied. Father Christmas (alias Cliff Allen, alias Ernest Hemingway) has lost focus on the helm.

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Christmas Party at sea, close to Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos 24/12/98. Father Christmas coming up the hatch.

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Here's evolution looking at you. Marine Iguana outside my doorstep in Galapagos.

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Living accomodations below, if pictures could smell you would faint!

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My bunk for the first three months, followed by a similar one for another seven months. If someone you know complains about lack of creature comforts send them on a round-the-world yacht race.

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Surfs up. Tim Richmond helming towards Honolulu doing 12 knots, hull speed is 10.5! Shake, rattle and roll.

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Aloha at last in Honolulu Yacht Club. 

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