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Setting Out for a Day on the Lake or Maybe a Trip Around the World

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2007-3-11 VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in VOA Spe

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by jerilyn watson
2007-3-11

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm steve ember.

voice two:

and i'm shirley griffith. our subject this week is sailing.

(music: "sail on, sailor"/beach boys)

voice one:

the united states has two ocean coasts and countless lakes, rivers and other waterways -- enough to satisfy not just the average sailor. but last october, a forty-seven-year-old man named ken barnes left california in a thirteen-meter sailboat. he wanted to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop, around the world from west to east.

he was at the bottom of south america when things went wrong. a storm destroyed both masts holding up the sails. waves flooded the boat. most of his supplies were destroyed. but thanks to modern technology, not all hope was lost.

ken barnes called his girlfriend in california by satellite phone and told her what happened. the next day, he called her again and told her he had very little to eat.

voice two:

later, another friend spoke with him and learned that ken barnes had a severe cut on his leg. it was bleeding, and he was a long way from medical help.

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