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After two months at sea, Ralph is almost ΒΌ of the way there. The sea has been calm with very little wind to help him out, causing him to average about 30 miles per day. Image of the boa at sunset courtesy of Zeeman Ocean Challenge (click to enlarge).

Ralph Tuijn update: Helicopter, not a headwind

Posted: May 24, 2007 02:20 pm EDT

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(TheOceans.net) While rowing into the windless heat, Ralph had his music on full blast in an attempt to motivate himself and stay alert and awake. Suddenly an unexpected scare flew through Ralph as he was encountered with a completely unexpected headwind. It turns out it was a helicopter, unheard due to Ralphs loud music.The helicopter did not have a marine telephone, so reaching them was not possible. After rowing further, Ralph saw the helicopter on a fishing vessel and was informed that all tuna fishing vessels have a...

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