May 7th, 11pm, 100% Natural Energy and her crew leave the dock in Lorient. After 4 months working on the boat, it is a special moment for skipper Conrad Colman who will get to know the vessel a little bit better. For the first part of the journey, he will travel with Stephanie, a French photographer and sailing enthusiast, and Jay, an American rigger who lives in Brittany with his family on their boat. It is the perfect occasion to test the boat and rest a little before conti
Another month has flown by so here is a quick overview of what happened in our world in April. 100% Natural Energy is back on the water! After a few weeks inside, she is finally in the harbour again and the mast has been stepped in as well. It feels very good to be afloat with the salty air reminding us that we will be sailing soon! Our team has focused hard on installing the rig elements, hardware, electronics and security equipment to make sure the boat is ready to sail as
We knew that March would be a busy month and it kept its promise! Here is a quick overview of what happened in the last few weeks and what’s on the agenda for April. Start of our crowdfunding campaign
While we are still looking for a title sponsor to complete our budget, we started this month our crowdfunding campaign. The objective is to pay for the « green side » of our project: the electric motor, batteries and solar panels. Thanks to the Fosburit website, it’s very easy
Now a couple of weeks in, my return to land is proving a challenge worthy of the round the world race I just finished! My fiancée Clara kept the wheels on our life at home when I unexpectedly ran off to sea following Nandor’s surprise invitation and now its my turn. She’s working with a small team to organise the next month’s stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient and with the clock ticking, its crunch time! To make matters more interesting, I was rudely reminded of real
Position: 39 Degrees 57 North 001 Degrees 11 East
Last day at sea!
Less than 100 miles to go! I frequently get asked why I do this kind race when I know that I will be wet, cold and uncomfortable in advance? While there is no more impressive race course than “around the world” the motivation is not to circumnavigate the globe. That was done in 1522 by Magellan’s three year expedition and can now be done in 48 hours by anyone with a credit card and a stomach for airplane foo