Frenchman enters 2023 Global Solo Challenge

Frenchman Philippe Delamare from Le Mans always knew he would someday sail solo around the world and thanks to the Global Solo Challenge, Delamare can now achieve his lifelong ambition.

He is the 29th registered entry for the challenge.


Where does your passion for sailing come from?

With sailing I found myself in an immediately familiar and comfortable element, where I experienced belonging.

What brought you to like single-handed sailing?

I get a lot of satisfaction from the challenge that this represents, maneuvering alone while trying to anticipate things. And, I don’t get bored in my own company!

What prompted you to sign up for this event?

The conviction that the GSC is for me the right event at the right time, after a life in which I have always known that one day I will sail solo around the world.

How do you plan to prepare for this event?

My recipe has three main ingredients: collecting the experience of sailors who have lived this type of adventure; carefully plan and carry out the preparation of the boat; then confront these two ingredients with reality with numerous navigations to test the recipe…

Sailing experience

100,000+ miles.

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