Some news from Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest - Art & Fenêtres).
"If you came to my house you would see an IKEA piece of furniture in the entrance. He's been there for seven years... and was turned upside down. I'm the one behind this work, not that it's more functional like this but because I'm not a DIY person.
Yesterday the very active front, which had passed my rivals the day before, for me it generated winds of up to 42 knots in gusts and a big sea. It was short but tested my boat. Racing result: the autopilot cylinder rod dropping and an electric wire pulled off my whole computer network: more internet, more link between my computer and the electronics on the edge. This morning everything is fixed. At sea, there is no plan B. Failing was going home and spending the winter by the fire. So I made it. More than anything, I think this is what I love in the offshore race: needing to fix something every day, a challenge every day, I don't know how to do, moving from desperation to euphoria in just minutes. Still hope I did my penance and the rest will be more merciful to me because I feel like I got my share of bad luck at the beginning. And of course I started my first round the world race last time, Michel Desjoyeaux said: "You're going to see, the Vendée is one shit thing every day". So far I'm more like three a day!"
Fabrice / Newrest - Art & Fenêtres