Didac Costa, ready to face the qualifier

The qualifier —1,500 miles solo sailing— is the last requirement needed to be on the starting line of the Vendée Globe's next edition.

News APR 21, 2016 11:03

Didac Costa keeps being on his way to be on the starting line of the next Vendée Globe, and he is about to complete the qualifier —1,500 miles sailing solo—, last requirement to secure one of the 27 seats provided by the organization.

After an intense month of preparations, the Kingfisher will be ready to set sail. The Kingfisher is Didac's ship, and alongside Aleix Gelabert he won the fourth place in the last Barcelona World Race aboard her: "To repeat the round the world race in the same boat, as well as to bring together the same team that prepared her successfully for

the Barcelona World Race, are two of our project's main assets," explains Didac.

Pending completion of the sponsorship, Didac has rented the boat to FNOB, which has shown plenty of support to the project, aware that doing so was necessary to keep a step forward to achieve the goal: To be present on the starting line of the biggest challenge posed by oceanic navigation.

The Vendée Globe has become over time a mythical race. Its premise can be deceptively simple: To departure from Les Sables d'Olonne, and to leave on the port side the great three capes, namely Good Hope, Leeuwin and the legendary Cape Horn, in order to return to Les Sables, having travelled more than 26,000 miles solo, non stop

and without assistance.

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Tracking qualifier: http://tracking.sailingcontrol.com/?event=100-ee7dd896e536ae51c0299c5a558ca174