Let's cross the Atlantic Ocean together, on board of my 6,5m race boat (Mini650). A solo race without assistance or external communication with land, from September to November 2015: the MiniTransat.
An atypical story: in 2009, I bought a boat broken after a road accident. Entirely repaired by myself, I'm navigating on her since 2012, and improving the features still today!!
I was born in France (Ambilly, 74). I'm 28 and citizen of La Tour-de-Peilz (CH), working as sailling coach at CVVT (Cercle de Voile Vevey-La Tour) since 8 years. I've never lost my focus in the last 6 years, that I've been working day and night with one objective: to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone, on my sailing boat!!
I'm training for the race and preparing my boat in the Léman Lake, at CVVT. I got qualified after several races in France and Italy, and 1000miles in a solo navigation in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mythic race, the MiniTransat, in the 20th edition.
- 84 boats of 6,5m
- No external communication
- No maps in the GPS, only paper map
- 20 min sleep every 2h (helped by an automatic pilot)
- Lyophilized food during several weeks
Qualified for the race in April 2015, after:
-1000 miles in different races (at least one with 500miles)
-1000 miles non stop (not in race)
I'm still looking for 24.000€!! Please, don't hesitate to continue helping me even if we get to the target amount!! The first 5.000€ will be spent on the sails, more margin will allow me to cover many other costs!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
There is a lot of information and pictures in the website Lemarindesalpes.com! If you have problems to understand the contents in French, please, contact me and I will explain you the protect myself!!
Picture of the departure place (Douarnenez, Brittany, France)
Some videos of the boat in navigation: