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Big problem on arrival in Sri Lanka
"A few miles from the finish, the wind will was finally appeased; so I set the autopilot to sleep a few moments with a heading seaward. I woke up on a surf spot with huge waves crashing on the rocks. I was thrown out of the boat and thought I live my last moments being drawn in by a mishmash of pebbles, pieces of boat and water rollers. I'm out of it unscathed. It's just a miracle!"
This accident does not mark the end of my project. I intend to find a partner and additional funds in the coming weeks to arm a catamaran of existing sport and continue the adventure...
Yvan Bourgnon (August 1, 2014)
I've had a few people email me to see if there is anyway they can help Yvan complete his adventure. There is a donations page on his website here:
|photo courtesy the Daily Mirror|