It was a sad day when we learned that our old friend was gone. We had seen him in Newport earlier this year as planned his next big adventure. As always he was full of life and looking at the horizon. That he is lost at sea is perhaps only fitting, since the sea was his home for 50 years or more.
French-American sailor Guy Bernardin, who was planning a circumnavigation without stops, has disappeared at sea off the coast of the United States following the discovery of his unmanned boat. It was Bernardin’s intention to organize a flotilla to to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Frenchman Bernard Moitessier’s participation in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first round the world yacht race. Read more.