Javier “Bubi” Senso has a good chance of doing something no one in history has done – his Open 60 “Acciona 100% Ecopowered” has no engine, no genset, and no hydrocarbon fuel of any kind. If Bubi finishes the 2012 Vendee Globe, he’ll be the first person ever to sail around the world without using a drop of diesel, gas, kerosene, propane, or anything else made from dead dinosaurs. It’s an impressive goal – something others have tried to do and failed – and Bubi and his sponsors will be real winners if they can just get ‘round.
Clean grabbed Bubi to talk all about his systems, his goals, and his dog. It’s a nice chat from one of the nicest guys in the sport.
BREAKING NEWS: Clean told us today that he’s officially confirmed as the ‘guest commentator’ for the event’s English-language, 5-hour live streaming video broadcast of the start of the Vendee Globe. Along with social media maven and former Mike Golding staffer Clare McNaughton, Clean will hopefully hold your interest during next Saturday morning’s start. We’ll have it all right here on the front page of SA.