Last week there was a front page article on the intrepid Swedish adventurer, Sven Yrvind. (Formerly known as Sven Lundin) He is building a 10 foot long boat in which he intends to sail around the world non-stop via the capes. His intentions are to be taken seriously as he has been around the world and the capes, both ways, in small boats in the past.
But I have a question. In about 1976 or 1977 I read a news article in this magazine about a man who was building an aluminum sailboat which he intended to sail around Cape Horn. The article said it was as "waterproof as an aluminum submarine." Was that fellow Sven Yrvind? (or Lundin?) Is there any way to look at those old, back issues (way back when I was sailing a Catalina 22) and find out how that ambitious planned turned out?
Offhand, I don't know, but when I have a chance, I'll see if I can find something in the archives.
Jen Brett, CW associate editor