Sailing Around the World: A Family Retraces Joshua Slocum's Voyage


Guy Bernardin, a French racing sailor, bought a replica of the SPRAY and took his wife and 3-year-old son on a circumnavigation retracing Joshua Slocum's famous voyage.

They spend the next three years travelling around the world in SPRAY OF SAINT BRIAC. First, on a trial run, they leave from Newport, get to GuyAs native Brittany, then on to Portugal, Spain and a new crossing of the Atlantic, the Caribbean and back to New England via the Intracoastal Waterway.

Then, familiar with the SPRAY and their life on board, they follow in the wake of Slocum. The Atlantic, where they escape Hurricane Chantal, the Azores, Tenerife, Culebra, the Panama Canal, the Pacific, the Tuamotus to Australia, the Indian Ocean, South Africa, the South Atlantic with a stop at St Helena, and back to Newport in time to participate in the anniversary celebrations. 

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