Briton Jack Trigger Jack(Trigger) is only 24, he has type I diabetes, and it in 18 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds alone on a 12-metre boat traveled through the Atlantic from Saint-Malo (Brittany, France) to Pointe-a-Pitre (French Guadeloupe). The peers Trigger out with him at the start of the race in Saint Malo, but so far he is the only youth who reached the finish line, the official website of the regatta.
The young man who first participated in the ocean race singles, November 22, finished eighth behind the leader of their tier Class40 Joanna Ricoma (Yoann Richomme) for only 2 days and 2 hours. Finished seventh Carpente Antoine (Antoine Carpentier), he relented and even funny by the standards of the race 6 hours. And here is the next young Brit Cardio Olivier (Olivier Cardin) at 11:30 Moscow time on November 23 to the finish still had to go a little less than 30 miles.
“I said I’d be happy to finish in the top 10, and I was the eighth. And I finished” — happy Trigger.
The achievement of the British deserves respect because his train encountered the most severe weather conditions during the race. Before the participants reached the Western trade winds, they had to go through three cyclone.
“The race was difficult. We are faced with these three large cyclones, and really gave me a good kick. Then hope that in the zone of the trade winds will be better, and it turns out that it is not so. All the way was warm moderate wind,” — said Trigger.
For wanting to be careful early in the race the young man had to pay loneliness in the racing fleet.
“I have always said that I would be really careful in the first week. Just to look after the boat and its condition. And I’m glad I did it. But it had to pay a backlog of boats that went ahead. I was a bit by itself,” — says the young man.
Not to say that the Trigger is not luck. His Concise 8 has participated in transatlantic races, and then her crew encountered technical problems and breakdowns. This time everything went smoothly.
Experts Route du Rhum have called the Trigger “the future hope of Britain in a single and short races”. We can only wish him the best of luck and health to truly realize its potential.
“I never think about my age. I don’t want it ever defined me. I guess what I’m doing, an achievement in itself,” — said Trigger.