Gladiator’s Book of the Seas

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Gladiator of the Seas Legendary navigator, intrepid, unbreakable, Yvan Bourgnon took part in the most prestigious races, from the Transat Jacques-Vabre to the Route du Rhum. Specialist of the sport catamaran and always in search of new challenges, he chooses to embark, on October 5, 2013, aboard his favorite walnut hull Ma Louloutte to take up a totally crazy bet: the first round of the world in sailboat not habitable . This world tour, he will buckle while sailing “old-fashioned”: without assistance, without meteorological data and without GPS, counting only on his traditional maps, his sextant and his intuition. Against storms, pirates and fate, Yvan Bourgnon has held out and traveled 55,000 kilometers alone around the world. He survived dehydration, escaped multiple collisions with freighters, overcame discouragement by finding the funds to rebuild his dislocated boat and set out to complete the last 10,000 miles of his incredible odyssey. Arrived June 23, 2015 in Ouistreham, he will see his beautiful adventure mourned a few days later by the announcement of the death of his brother, Laurent.

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