Sam She Am
With PRB out – even if it isn’t official – our Vendée Globe favorite sailor is just one place off the podium. Sadly, the only way she’s likely to step up the ladder is if one of the top three drops out and we wouldn’t wish that on any of them.
In any case, there’s many a possible slip for Sam, between now and Les Sables and she nearly had one yesterday. Sam had to go out to the end of the boom to sort a badly chafed rope. In her own words “I didn’t want to spend too much time out on the end of the boom; although the wind was not too strong, there was a nasty swell that was flinging us around a lot. Just as I had put away my rigging kit and we got to the end of a surf, there was a loud bang and the boom fired into the air. More frustration followed as I realized the vang cable had broken completely in two. I was very lucky it hadn’t happened ten minutes earlier when I was on the end of the boom.”
The dramas of recent days haven’t stopped the irrepressible Sam from enjoying herself. This pic is from Sam and here is a great video of her dancing on deck to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. There’s a ton of Anarchists who’d love to give you some fun, Sam!