|30th December 2009 05:07 PM|
|Farlo||A few other people crossed the Atlantic see "da solo" already, including a Lady: RaphaŽla Le Gouvello in 2000 (60 days) following with the Pacific ocean in 2003 (90 days). Although you may not consider it windsurf, such events are good for our sport. Notably the second trip was reported everyday by TV/radio stations, which had not happened to any windsurf event for years (for instance the TAWR was hardly/merely mentioned in mags).|
|30th December 2009 01:34 PM|
The ship takes the windsurfers out of port, the semi rigids take people back and forth on equipment that can only take certain conditions, and people wait on the ship until the conditions are ok to go around ... plus the ship actually sails at night toward England or looking for better conditions ...
However, it seems for sure much better, and safely, organized attempt than the disastrous 2000!
|29th December 2009 08:59 PM|
|29th December 2009 08:57 PM|
You were one of the few participants in that crazy Trans Atlantic Race back
in 1998. Can you tell us a little about that event? Was that the craziest
thing you ever did as a windsurfer?
'Crazy' is an awfully big word. Lending Josh Sampiero your favorite carbon
boom on his first day of Gorge sailing is all kinds of crazy. The
Trans Atlantic Race, however, is difficult to distill in few words. Better to
watch the videos (video 3 of 7 introduces Eddy).
|29th December 2009 06:28 PM|
|nonopr||I have the video of the entire races accross. It was a great adventure and it was done in all conditions you can imagine. Now with Formula boards I am sure it will be even easier.|
|29th December 2009 10:39 AM|
There was a way more serious and successfull attempt by Christian Marti in 1982. Solo, no stop, no support boat: he made it in 32 days. But the "windsurf" was a loooong board and you could sleep in it.
So ... if you are lookign to became famous a "real" crossing, solo, no support on a "real" windsurf (a Futura 122?) I think is still something that has not been done.
|29th December 2009 10:17 AM|
|eric b 125||
i googled "trans-atlantic windsurfing" and came across one race. is this an annual thing, or just a one time deal?