Italian architect enters Global Solo Challenge

Italian architect and the 26th entrant of the 2023 Global Solo Challenge Race, Alessandro Tosetti from Turin, has been sailing since childhood and when he does so he dedicates his attention to the search for harmony between himself, the people, the medium and the space that surrounds him.

With his participation he would like to spread a message of peace and social beauty. The connection of the continents of travel and the integration of different cultures, the universal values of man that spring from the sea.

What lessons have you learnt from sailing?

That the alpinist is a great hero, only with his strength and nothing more. When I sail I am never alone, my creature accompanies me. When I smell the wind, I scan the waves, it’s always about her I think, the boat. Is she going to round that cape? Will it hold up the storm? Will it glide better on the waters? To this I dedicate my attention to the search for harmony between myself, the people, the medium and the space that surrounds me.

Tosetti will train on his yacht ASPRA
Tosetti will train on his yacht ASPRA in the lead up to the GSC, but plans to rent a different yacht for the actual race. Photo – Alessandro Tosetti.

What brought you to like single-handed sailing?

At first the money, the Americans paid well for the deliveries and, if you were alone it meant more! Then the simplicity and even later the challenge. I have had few opportunities to practice it and even less to race as a crew. I have almost always shared my passion for the sea with wonderful people, seeking that cohesion of different people who come together in the single purpose of the dream and the journey.

What prompted you to sign up for this event?

I was not pushed, but attracted by the greatest dream that this event finally offered me. Thank you.

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