Two, it was already crazy, Switzerland national Yvan Bourgnon, embarked on a tour of the world in non-habitable sport catamaran, let stop by the abandonment of his teammate and continued solo.
Nothing to protect themselves, a rough sea and a never-ending journey. Bourgnon, 42 years, demonstrates once again that he is afraid of nothing.
It departed last Wednesday without informing the media "in order to ensure that this choice was good," said his team in a press release Monday.
Left les Sables D'olonne (Vendée) October 5 on a catamaran 6.30 m long and 4 m wide Bourgnon and teammate Vincent Beauvarlet, 39 years, had done stopover in the Canary Islands in early November.
The French had decided to throw in the towel "by common accord", on the eve of the departure for the Atlantic crossing, without providing further explanation.
A surprising decision which had not curbed the enthusiasm of his partner, "more determined than ever" to achieve previously unreleased, a Tour of the world's 50,000 miles via Panama and Suez on a non-habitable race sailing.
Alone and the former

Held promise. ' Yvan Bourgnon took advantage of the stopover in the Canary Islands to install an autopilot, enabling it to take advantage of short phases of sleep (10 minutes), "said his team.
Specialist of the multihull, Bourgnon assured that "this new situation not (worried him) not further position.
He has everything planned, even in the event of capsize, where he can use a tilting mast to straighten his boat, which weighs nearly 700 kg, 'without any outside assistance. Before start obviously, confronting winds which may exceed 110 km/h on the high seas.
The decision to continue the solo adventure Corsica an already well tempered challenge where he had to raise it to two. Bourgnon had in fact already decided this round the world to the old, 'without GPS, unattended and without receiving a weather on board', with a sextant, the paper maps and, for security reasons, a satellite for all support phone.
Addicted to high risk

The Switzerland national is a repeat offender of this kind of extraordinarynavigation, totally deprecated to ordinary mortals.
He has a superb track record in oceanic multihulls, with numerous records in all genres, including a victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre 1997 on the trimaran Primagaz.
In January 2012, with Sébastien Roubinet, a specialist in polar expeditions, he had made the tour of Cape Horn, one of the most hostile regions of the globe, in a little less than 3 days aboard another sport of 6 meter long catamaran.
An inspiring feat: "is passing Cape Horn by 100 km/h of wind I understood that this madness (around the world in non-habitable catamaran, Editor's note) could be possible," he said.
The general idea, said the Switzerland at the announcement of this new adventure in January 2012, is to show that one can "achieve human-sized challenges without having to spend huge sums.
The skipper is expected to arrive in Guadeloupe in "about two weeks" said his team. Back in France is planned for September 2014, after twenty stops.