24 Jul2017
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paddle in kelp

Progress Report #15

In any special purpose vessel, like Southern Cross, there is seldom non-essential gear. In fact, the goal is have the gear perform several tasks or jobs if possible. Then sometimes gear surprises you and is able to do a job Read More
11 Jul2017
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jam cleat #2

Progress Report #14

In Progress Report #13, I wrote that there were a number of components of Southern Cross that were critical to the voyage and had a story of their own, like the tent. The small jam cleat shown in the photo Read More
20 Jun2017
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southern cross and beach rollers

Progress report #13

One of the joys working on a film like this is the time spent reviewing and cataloging all the footage that has been shot. Not only the 80+ hours of footage that I have shot over the last four years Read More
22 May2017
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southern cross and beach rollers

Progress report #12

Satellite Phone Conversations The attached recording was made on February 17th 2017 when Howard sees the Pacific for the first time. [audio mp3="http://below40south.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Howard-sees-Pacific-2.17.17.mp3" ogg="source.ogg" wav="source.wav"]   During the voyage I had the opportunity to communicate with Howard by satellite phone. Read More
4 May2017
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Progress Report #11

The attached video shows Howard and Southern Cross during sea trials before leaving for Chile. It was during this particular sea trail that he worked to determine the location for the jib leads. Howard flew in from Chile direct to Read More
15 Mar2017
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Progress Report #10

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Rescue, and the Recovery.    By John Welsford   Denny and I had a long telephone conversation with Howard three days ago. He’s in much better spirits now that he has been able to rest, recover some and that the Read More
6 Mar2017
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Progress Report #9

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Delorme report from Howard on 3-5-17  “SC rescued ” As of 3-5-17 Howard arrived at Southern Cross and the boat is rescued.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
6 Mar2017
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Progress Report #8 by David Nichols

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Howard is now traveling back to recover Southern Cross on a 33 foot fishing boat and this is his current location as of 3-4- 17. https://share.garmin.com/HowardRice Cut and paste into browser if needed[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
6 Mar2017
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Howard’s Statement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thanks to those folks here who have expressed good wishes and opinions whether positive or negative. Here are a few facts and then I don't have much else to say really as respectfully I do not feel I owe anyone Read More
2 Mar2017
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Progress report #7

[vc_row][vc_column][heading align="center"]Progress report #7, March 2nd by David Nichols[/heading][vc_column_text]On Saturday the 25th I spoke with Howard by Satellite phone and he was experiencing very high winds and “hundreds of Williwaws. One right after another.” (A Williwaw is a violent burst Read More