Friday, October 21, 2016

21st October 2016 - Neal Petersen's ship in full sail

I updated the FAQ on my About page.

I wrote about Neal Peterson overcoming a childhood physical disability, poverty, Apartheid to a become a solo yacht racer  

I met Neal at a MySQL conference in Orlando a few years back.  Lovely guy.  Great speaker.

Going through the fog in the Atlantic he was struck by a Russian freighter.
Rather than turn back because of the leak in his boat.  He had to pump water manually out.
15 to 20 minutes each time.  15 times per day.  15 days of pumping water out of the boat.
He came second in the race.
Hard work does pay off.

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