After 4,200 miles of sailing alone in a 21-ft Mini 6.50, Emma Creighton became the first American woman to finish the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 since ’01. Yesterday Creighton, who has hailed from the Bay Area for the past few years, was the 23rd proto to arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. In doing so, she became only the third American woman to finish the race throughout its 34-year history. In a race where a total of 15 of the 72 boats have had to drop out, finishing the trip is an amazing accomplishment. Creighton has so far done a great job of sharing her campaign through her blog. We expect she’ll take a few days to catch up on sleep before updating it, but keep an eye out for it — we’re sure it will be worth reading.
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