Heading for the Vendée Globe.
Didac Costa sets sail from Barcelona.
The ocean sailor Didac Costa has dropped moorings in Barcelona, heading to Les Sables d’Olonne, in western France, where the Vendée Globe begins on November 8, the round-the-world regatta without stops or assistance.
The Vendée is an epic sporting challenge. Some 4,000 people have reached the top of Everest. More than 500 humans have been in space. However, fewer than 100 sailors, including Didac Costa, have completed the Vendée Globe.
This year 33 skippers of 9 different nationalities will participate and Costa will be the only Spanish.
“We are happy to have completed all the steps to be at the start and this is the last one we have left,” said Didac Costa, adding that he is very proud of the work that the whole team has done. Costa thanked the FNOB and its various corporate partners such as imagin (CaixaBank), Grupo Barco, Plaza 18, Solbian, Global Marine, Mel Composites, MeteoWhizz, BakerMcKenzie and Julbo for their support.
A little over a month after the start of the regatta, Costa continues to seek financial support to be able to have the boat ready for the start. That is why the navigator has announced that, starting next Thursday, November 8, the One Planet One Ocean team will launch a crowdfunding campaign.
The aim is to offer the thousands of followers of Didac Costa the opportunity to be part of the project, including access to discussion forums with team members, exclusive photos and videos, contact with Costa during the regatta and outings on the boat on their return. . With this, the navigator hopes to find the necessary support to achieve his objectives.
The One Planet One Ocean will sail to France for about 10 days, with Costa and three other members of the technical team on board. Once at Les Sables d’Olonne, Costa will spend three weeks finishing preparing the boat and attending to the press before the start of the regatta, on November 8.