On Dec 3 2006, John Emomd sailing the boat above left the Canary Islands to sail back across the South tlantic to Trinidad. Not sure of the exact route but he expects to spend Christmas at sea alone. If he sails to e Cape Verde Islands it is a 900 mile sail before a few days rest and then about 2000 miles to South erica. he direct route is over 2500 miles till he arrives in Trinidad and he expects to fly to Toronto for the Boat how in January of 2007. The boat he is sailing, he built himself and sailed it to home to Holland in 2003. Last winter it was pulled out in the Azores while he was here back in Canada. The boat is 34 feet, built in steel in arket, Ont. I made the original wire to rope halyards for Free at Last in 1998 and last winter I epaired two that had been damaged when he had problems with his masthead sheaves. He brought them back dorth on the plane while his boat was hauled out across the pond. Good luck to John and I will post any news here if he gets ck to land to email me of his progress like if he decides to land in Cape Verde instead of sing ger direct ute. ews! He made it across and now is in Tobago, more to follow later, he anded there on ew Years PDATE--- Jan. 30, 2008 John is about to set out for another voyage on board Free at t. Not sure if he will sail back up North to Halifax or take a turn and head back to the Azores and from there home again to Holland.