Dear Annya: We have not seen many stars on this trip because of the weather, and that is very disappointing. On other voyages, I would spend a lot of time at night looking at the stars, and studying a book called The Star Book by H. A. Rey. It is the best star book I’ve ever seen.

One aspect of the Vendée Globe is that since we go into the Southern Hemisphere, we get to see all the stars that we cannot see from the Northern Hemisphere. And it’s interesting that when we cross the equator going south, Polaris, the North Star, disappears over the horizon behind us as we head south! It will reappear ahead of us going north over the equator.

Question submitted by  Annya, FasTracKids Reynosa