A 2150 nautical mile transatlantic sail from St Pierre de Miquelon to Lorient? With the crazy idea of beating Eric Tabarly’s legendary record of 10 days, 1 hour and 31 minutes?
This year, Jean-Pierre Dick’s JP 54 and Morgane Poupon’s Class 40 set off on Saturday July 18 at around midnight (Paris time) for the Route St Pierre Lorient – Défi Pure Ocean.
David Sussmann, president and founder of Pure Ocean, is taking part in the Challenge on The Kid, Jean-Pierre Dick’s JP54. During the race, David will share his logbook with us. Each day, he’ll make a video about his feelings during the transatlantic race, but above all he’ll talk to us about the ocean, the threats it faces and the role of science and researchers in finding solutions to protect it every day!
Watch the video diary on our Pure Ocean Fund Facebook page.
The event will raise awareness of the importance of protecting the ocean and raise funds for research programs.