Another Neal/Ellen conspiracy theory... :-)
This from one of my more intellectual "high friends in low places":
"Also, Neal calls his boat "Elle-Niņo". Elle is French for "she"
or "her". And Niņo is Spanish for boy.....so Neal/Ellen is really
confessing to even calling his boat the "She=He".....just as he
Oh well... I have found the "Ellen MacArthur" postings usually enter-
taining (except laying it on poor old Thom)... and it appears to me
this "entity" has picked up the pace... after Bobsprit headed off for
greener pastures and broader vistas.
Have a great weekend...