When they arrived in Fort-de-France after 16 days of sailing, beaming smiles lit up their faces.
“If someone had predicted a race like this shortly before we left Le Havre, I would have signed up straight away,” exclaimed Fabrice Amedeo, shortly after setting foot on the pontoon.
“To cross this finish line after more than 16 exceptional days at sea represents a major victory, especially after three months of express preparation in Lorient,” expressed Andreas Baden with satisfaction.
A victory that is particularly significant in several regards:
– The Atlantic crossing was achieved without the use of fossil fuels;
– A successful journey despite a delayed start and bad weather along the way;
– an active oceanographic sensor throughout the race.
We’re now looking forward to the ‘Back to Base’ transatlantic race, which will see Fabrice setting off solo from Martinique on Thursday 30 November.
This will be his first solo race in this qualifier for the Vendée Globe 2024.