GSC: Frenchman turns dream into a reality

Frenchman Pierre-Etienne Rault is set to turn his childhood dream of sailing around the world into a reality, after becoming the 27th person to enter the 2023 Global Solo Challenge Race.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Race, Rault was not quite ready to take part in the race. But now that he has the boat of his dreams, there is no reason to wait further.

Pierre-Etienne Rault
Rault is looking forward to turning his dream into a reality. Pic – Pierre-Etienne Rault.


Where does your passion for sailing come from?

As a child I used to sail in the summer and on weekends on the family sailboat. These navigations embellished with beautiful readings of sea stories have forged my childhood imagination. I dreamed of this circumnavigation and I am one of those who take childhood dreams very seriously. I would resent it if I didn’t try to achieve it.

What prompted you to sign up for this event?

Sailing around the world was in my head since I was a child. I will move my boat forward as best I can, but I am under no illusions about my chances of victory. My victory will be first of all arriving with a boat in good condition, happy with my preparation and my trajectory.

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