Beyond Mini Transat
In September 2022, I had the opportunity to challenge my limits and embark on a great adventure in the ocean, participating in leg 3 of the GLOBE 40 aboard a Class 40. Together with my Japanese racing partner, Masa Suzuki, we tackled one of the most challenging stages of the route, crossing the South Ocean from the island of Mauritius to Auckland, passing through the Indian Ocean and a part of the Pacific. During the crossing, we overcame formidable obstacles such as Cape Leewuin and the famous Bass Strait.
Being an ocean navigator requires a good knowledge of offshore navigation and navigation techniques. I was prepared thanks to my training.
Sailing solo can be challenging, but doing it in pairs made the challenge even more interesting and rewarding. We were able to effectively use our navigation strategies to overcome our competitors and complete the race, arriving in Auckland in second place after 35 days of sailing.
This experience was an exciting test of endurance and skill, and it made me realize even more my passion for water sports and solo sailing.