Preparing boat and skipper for a non-stop single-handed circumnavigation by the three great capes is no easy task.
Many are the challenges during preparation, financial, practical, as well as during the navigation itself.
Getting to the start and sailing in the sourthern ocean are the recurring thoughts of many of our skippers. We asked them what they thought was the biggest challenge in taking part in the Global Solo Challenge. Here a selection of answers.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge?
Javier Lapresa: Honestly, I think the most difficult thing will be to be able to get good financial or material support from a sponsor to be able to bring new electronics and sails and be on the starting line with the best chances of completing the event with the fewest possible problems and of course, the southern areas will be a challenge that will be taken with great enthusiasm but where it will be necessary to be very cautious and forward-looking. I will miss being away from my son who is now 8 months old.
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