Feb 26, 2014

Yvan Bourgnon Round the World on a 20' : Now in 'Solo' mode.

Image Denis Tisserand. Sorry Beto, but Bourgnon is way nuts than you mate. He is the King of nuts Catsailors.
Yvan was left without his main sponsor support early in the trip, and in Martinique his crew also left.
Leaving Bourgnon to continue his round the world trip Solo... Alone.
He is looking for additional support Visit his site for more info ledefidyvanbourgnon.com

Someone need to open a group funding for him, people give money away for fantasy ACup challenges and other strange stuff, this is way a more noble cause.

Update from Forward Sailing:
"He just finished the first part of his adventure: The Atlantic. He arrived in Panama the 9th of February, after a 10000km trip from Les Sables d’Olonne, where he left the 5th of October.

Yvan is going well, despite of some problems with his skin, the boat is in perfect condition, many optimizations have been made to make more reliable, and Yvan did not have any problem since he reached Le Marin in Martinique.
Yvan is reassured at this stage because his boat is really safe and efficient, his system to redress the boat after a capsize works very well (he already had 2 opportunities to valid it), and the skipper is able to sail around the world alone!

After a few days to cross the Panama Channel and finalize all the administrative details, Yvan should leave soon for the Galapagos Islands, before THE step of his project: between Galapagos and Marquesas Islands, which should last around 4 weeks… "