Mar 13, 2023
Elliott Smith recently competed in the 2022 Golden Globe Race, in which he sailed from France to Australia, solo, in a Kaiser Gale Force 34. His bowsprit broke near Cape Town, South Africa. He fixed it as best he could without assistance or going ashore (as the rules of the race demand) and continued. The bowsprit broke again in the Southern Ocean, and he retired from the race in Freemantle, Australia. We talk about things he learned in the race, navigating, wildlife, good times and hard times, and much more.