Recently in the premises of the Paris Military school, a solemn ceremony of the Trophée Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Translation – Prize of Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Now this honorary award will be awarded to yachtsmen, setting a new record for round the world racing solo and non-stop.
The main character of the ceremony was, of course, françois Gabaret that in 2017, the Maxi – trimaran MACIF sailed around the world in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
But while the organizers have not forgotten the previous record holder – Tom Kovila that the year before on the trimaran Sodebo Ultim has set a world record of 49 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 38 seconds. Trophée Antoine de Saint-Exupéry gave to him.
And I think I did the right thing.