I grew up on a sailboat and am about to embark on the first crossing of the South Atlantic on a boat with no motor or cabin, AMA.
Hello Reddit, my name is Igor Bely. Along with my friend Beto, I plan to cross the South Atlantic in a few weeks. It will be a great journey as we will sail without a motor or cabin. This is the second leg of a circumnavigation of the globe on a sport catamaran. We have already crossed the Pacific ocean previously and hopefully we will continue with the Indian Ocean.
We will go from Cape town to Rio de Janeiro in a sports catamaran. We will only be using clean energy for this journey and we hope to demonstrate that tough challenges can be met without conventional energy. Since I grew up on a boat where we always had to be frugal with our resources, this is a cause I strongly believe in. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about our trip and everything involved with it.
Our website is http://capetowntorio.com/
A few blog posts with information: http://capetowntorio.com/blog/2013/2/9/the-menu-for-the-trip http://capetowntorio.com/blog/2013/1/16/picole-still-in-germany http://capetowntorio.com/blog/2013/1/27/introducing-picole
Edit: Oh, here's a video from the Pacific Crossing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYE-STt6mMI
Edit 2: Here's a bit about me- http://capetowntorio.com/igor-bely/
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Edit 4: As requested, pictures from my previous expeditions, including trips to Antarctica- http://igorbely.tumblr.com/
It's bed time in France! I'll try to be back in my morning. For now, thank you for all your interest and your questions!
I'll definitely be back to provide updates as we set off on our trip. You can also follow our progress on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CapeTownToRio) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/CapeTownToRio).