Forty-eight days after setting out from Tonga, four sailors led by Australian adventurer Don McIntyre made landfall in Timor in the East Indies in their 25-foot boat, successfully retracing the epic 1789 open-boat voyage of Lt. William Bligh.
After coming in second in his class in the 1990 BOC around-the-world race, McIntyre, now 53, embarked on several Antarctic expeditions, both by sea and over the ice. He says he has been dreaming of following's Bligh's trail for 27 years.
Like most boaters, entrepreneur Ken Sawyer of Cushing, Maine, and New York City has dreamed for decades about his ultimate yacht - a handsome, superb-sailing pilothouse motorsailer that will cruise at 11 knots under sail or power.
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