Podcast Episode 17: The Voyage Home
In this final instalment of the story of sailing solo around the world covers the last leg of the Velux 5 Oceans Race from Charleston, USA to La Rochelle, France.
This was the best leg of the entire race for me but there were still some major difficulties to overcome including a massive flooding incident that saw aircrew being scrambled in Halifax, Nova Scotia and one of my canting keel ram pins breaking 400Nm from the finish.
I take a little time at the end of the episode to reflect on what the entire escapade adds up to in my mind and look forward a little to the next lap of the planet in November 2020.
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My name is Chris Stanmore-Major better known as CSM. I have over 300,000Nm experience in racing, cruising & expedition sailing and have raced twice around the world. I sailed solo around the world in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 (in Falcon’s sister ship) becoming the 182nd person ever to circumnavigate alone.
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