The Transat Jacques Vabre is an Atlantic crossing entirely to Andrea Fantini's taste.
The coffee route, as it is also known, is one of the most famous transatlantic regattas. The regatta has been held every two years since 1993. It runs from Le Havre in France to a port in South America or Central America without stops and without external assistance.
Crews are limited to 2 sailors per boat.
Andrea was longingly waiting for November 7th, 2021. Today it started again for him and his co-skipper Charles-Louis Mourruau. They start in class 40.
As we write, the two start at 9 knots from Normandy towards Martinique.
In 2017 Andrea Fantini and his co-skipper Alberto Bona were forced to abandon due to an Unidentified Floating Object. In short, a UFO that not only destroys the hull, but also our seas. This was an unexpected end. Both sailors had to withdraw and break off in Portugal.
How many sea creatures have it similar to Andrea? They sail silently with the wind and the waves through the Atlantic and collide with all kinds of marine debris that actually has no business being in their living room. It prevents them from getting to their food sources and their nesting sites. Maybe they don't make any progress at all.
It is not Andrea's first attempt at this regatta
Andrea loves the sea and nature and after the initial shock and the end of the regatta resulting from the collision, the misunderstanding and sadness about our polluted environment remains.
This is how we found Andrea Fantini from 8beaufort.Hamburg.
"It's all about the ocean ...." is how Andrea sums up his passion for the sea. The sea is a valuable ecosystem and not only offers something new to those who sail in it every day. One with the wind and the waves Being allowed to be is a privilege worth protecting, and Andrea is committed to this with his projects.