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For those who want to travel around the world it is again time of sea

For those who want to travel around the world it is again time of sea

The first night at sea after seven months with the feet on the ground. “And if you feel good,” says Samantha Davis, 45 year old sailor from Portsmouth, England, among the candidates to circumnavigate the globe non stop and without assistance on 8 November, as planned, departing from the French coast of Sables d’Olonne . “We understand that everyone is happy to be able to return to work with a goal – tells the British -. It is a huge motivation to return to work led by the expiration of a competition and the enthusiasm of those who feel they have lost time and want to recover. Not to mention that I did not sleep at sea for seven months (since Jacques-Vabre, in November, ed), and was the longest wait of my life. ”

A total of 35 sailors who wish to participate in the ninth edition of the legendary Vendée Globe, the solo round the world race aboard boats of Imoca class 60 (18 meters), which will have to play their cards in a pre-regatta 3600 nautical miles (over 6,500 km) between the Bay of Biscay and the waters off Greenland, in July. Many of the candidates have put in the water in recent days their boats, just like the 27 year old Alan Geneva Roura, the youngest among the sailors of the last edition of the Vendée Globe, four years ago, fresh from the launch in Britain after three months yard and eight weeks of confinement in a hangar of the hull, due to the pandemic. “It really is a beautiful boat – enthuses the navigator Geneva on Radio Lac microphones -, full of aesthetic and functional changes, and especially with a sail plan totally redone. I would say that the boat is racing configuration and are ready to launch out in the final sprint towards our goal, that is the Vendée Globe later this year. “

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