Houston, the eagle has landed!
11 July 2010
Well my friends, Second Verse is here! I made the finish last night at 6:36pm. I have landed in paradise. Within five minutes of me crossing the line, I had a jug of Mai Tai in one hand, I was laid with flowers, and there was huge gathering on the beach! It makes it all worth it!
I first want to say thank you to my two wonderful children, Kelsey and Dylan, for all their love and support during the last two years to make this trip a reality. I could not have done this race without their blessing. It must be hard to let your dad sail across the Pacific alone, but they always gave me the extra push I needed. I love you both!
I want to thank my girlfriend Janine for all her love and support. Janine, thank you for everything.
I want to say thank you to MAC 24/7. You guys are great and I canĀ't wait to come down there with Second Verse! The party has just begun!
I want to thank Niki, Auguste, Sita, Judy, Michael, Shawn, Clarke, Bret, Allison, Brian, Lana, Terry, Christian, and everyone else who has given me love and encouragement for so long now.
The awards ceremony is tonight for the boats that came in yesterday. We will be presented with our belt buckle. I canĀ't tell you how long I have waited for get this buckle! The most expensive belt buckle in the world, but maybe the best one as well!
Second Verse, signing off from Hanalei Bay, Kauai!