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Sailing solo: The Australian ambition in the Global Solo Challenge

by Global Solo Challenge 27 Jun 2023 09:31 PDT
Kevin LePoidevin and Henry Rourke © Global Solo Challenge

As the anticipation for the inaugural Global Solo Challenge (GSC) builds, we are highlighting two exceptional Australian entrants whose intriguing stories underscore the spirit of this solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing event.

Each sailor brings a unique blend of experience, skills, and personal motivation that's as diverse as the challenging sea they're set to conquer. Whether you're a sailing enthusiast or just fascinated by individual endurance and the pursuit of dreams, these profiles will pull you in, making you an ardent follower of their extraordinary journeys.

Meet Kevin Le Poidevin, a former military officer turned sailor whose impressive avionic skills and dedication to philanthropy are bound to make his circumnavigation unforgettable. Equally compelling is Henry Rourke, a finance expert and seasoned sailor who calls Switzerland home these days but is eager to circumnavigate the globe under the Australian flag. These profiles offer a glimpse into their exciting preparations ahead of this formidable challenge. Embark on this voyage with us as we explore their unique paths to the GSC.

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