Who was the first person to sail non-stop around the world in a westerly direction and against the prevailing winds?
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Thanks to the many readers who took the time to reply to the last survey on squalls. The winner this week is Stacey Kittle, Sarasota, FL who emailed us: In the old days sailors used this adage for squalls. ““Wind before rain, let your topsails fill again. Rain before wind, sheets and topsails mind.” Which means that if you get hit by wind before the rain, the squall will be mild and brief. But if you get rain before the wind builds up, then the squall will be worse and longer.”