There is a French bloke
a week or so into a solo circumnavigation. He's single-handing an almost 100 foot trimaran in an attempt to beat the record 57 something-days record. 30 knots at times.
Unfortunately, the English posts are rare, & my French is fried.
If anybody with a good command of the Gallic tongue wishes to xlate & post, that would be un merveilleux.
I wonder what old Joshua Slocum would think of this...