Wednesday, December 07, 2022

He will cross the Atlantic in a home 1.40m boat: “I need challenges in my life”

This is sheer madness. English Andrew Bedwell wants to cross the sea the Atlanticin large quantity 3.000 kmalone in a boat one meter and 40 centimeters which he himself made. It will not be able to stretch the entire journey and will do so very slowly: it will sail over and over. 4.7 kph, you expect to get like this Canada One England in less than 90 days.

with your friend’s ashes

This adventurer is confident to be able to cross the sea in a small boat of 1 meter 40 cm; previous record is 1.62 meters and 96 days, It took him two years to build, and he expects it to take 60 to 90 days to complete Terra Nova One cornwalls: “Why not do this? I need challenges in my life and that’s another one?”. He will do it in the company of his friend’s ashes Tom McNally, with whom he built the ship and who died of cancer before he was able to meet the challenge: “We did it! We’re at sea and it’s for you.” All proceeds will go to the federation to fight the disease, in a challenge where the difficult part will be managing the space.

“I’m going to fit in here, this boat is built to perfection for my measurements”

During the voyage, the food ration consists of a protein bar and 1,000-calorie packets of oatmeal, which are molded into the boat walls for each day of the voyage. Bedwell will take with her only a change of clothes, no soap, no music, no radio or any kind of meditation. ship called big CMade of fiberglass and foam, weight 600 kg and he has enough room to sit but his legs do not spread; You’ll barely be able to lean into the fetal position for a 20-minute nap. And it’s that it measures a little over a meter: “I’m going to fit in here, this boat is built to perfection for my measurements. I have to sit all the time”.

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