A legendary visitor
© Christophe FavreauThe British was welcomed by another great sailor, an adventurer of the oceans like him, the voluble French-Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto, holder of the circumnavigation record on a 6.5 meters boat in 268 days. “It’s the first time I meet him and it’s very moving for me”, said the Team Plastique skipper. “We have exchanged a lot by emails after my record. I was honoured to have his word for my book saying that a single-handed circumnavigation is the most difficult thing a sailor can do. But doing it on such a small boat, with so many difficulties, it’s an incredible achieveement! I welcomed him at the end of the channel, it was a fantastic moment”.
The two exceptional skippers will be participating in the legendary boat show on the Sables d’Olonne channel on November 2nd at 3.30PM. A must-see event!