We like this series from Global Solo Challenge…
Sailing single-handed is one of those things that bring an unparalleled sense of satisfaction and achievement. I remember my first solo Atlantic crossing, I was mesmerized, I loved it. Not everyone enjoys sailing solo but often those that do prefer it to sailing double-handed or with a crew. Being totally in control and the only one accountable for everything that happens and every decision that has to be taken is not something we experience often at work or in a family context. This is not to say that solo sailors are loners, we enjoy both the responsibility and the reward that comes with doing it.
The Global Solo Challenge went online exactly a year ago and it went from a simple idea to a more detailed concept to an event with a format and rules. Its format is unconventional and allows skippers without the budgets of the pro-sailors to achieve their dream of a single-handed circumnavigation by the three great capes. Moreover, the event is open to a large range of boats leaving the result completely open, it is really difficult to say for sure what represents the best boat to have for this event! Inquiries keep rolling in and more entries are expected in due course.
We asked Global Solo Challenge entries what they thought of the subject. Read on.