Andrea Fantini and the Route du Rhum. An incredible human adventure.
"I’m really tense, the whole situation causes some tension... like all major events. But a bit of stress is also a good thing, because it helps me stay focused on what I need to do."
For Andrea Fantini, this is his first time at Route du Rhum, and his first sole venture ever. Over 3452 miles, from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe, 123 skippers - the crème de la crème of international professional sailing - will all tackle the ultimate in extreme sailing. On board the Class40 Enel Green Power, Andrea will finally put to work his years of sacrifice; it will be a real responsibility, an enormous responsibility.
“What’s more, the weather conditions are not going to be particularly good during the first few days, this worries me a little… I don’t mind saying…”
Andrea is wearing the cheerful grin of a kid who can’t wait to see the ocean wide open ahead of him. After all, the sea has been in his blood since he was born. The starting line already marks an accomplishment for him, the result of a complex project spanning years of study, research, training and daring as well as humility, alongside his team who follows him across the waves. But it’s also the start of a huge adventure.