Many skippers have tried to break records and have failed before reaching their goal.
French skipper Jean Luc Van Den Heede on his 85’ Adrien had three vain attempts before breaking the record for solo and non-stop sailing around the world from East to West.
British sailor Alex Thomson and his IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss; three successive retirements in various round-the-world yacht race before clinching a podium in the Vendée Globe in 2012.
Olivier de Kersauson on his trimaran Sport-Elec won the Jules-Verne Trophy in 1997 after its 5th time attempts…
Motivation and boldness come together to one goal; to succeed despite the risks and frustrations of unsuccessful attempts.