Originally Posted by Ocean Girl
Don't forget Argentina's history
of incredible sailors as well..Vito Dumas is my favorite single
hander of all time. I am still on the search for his book in English
is on my list of places to visit, very interesting place but I have not been able to like mate, I think that is an acquired taste
Hi Erika: after Vito Dumas nobody else (from here) could do the same until now. However a couple of brave sailors made really amazing trips on small boats (a 20' and a 18.5'), one of them made to Iceland
on a 20 foot boat, all alone, and back home. It took him some 10 years to complete that trip as he (his name is Gerónimo Saint Martin) modified the boat in Brasil and then he went to the Caribbean
where he worked a little to make some money
(he's a MD doctor so he worked for some hospital and also as a skipper). The other one (Jorge Correa who is also a doctor -surgeon-) crossed the Atlantic alone, from Brazil
and back home on a 18.5 footer.
And Enrique Celesia circumnavigated South America
alone on a 27 foot, from Buenos Aires, he stopped in Brazil
, then he headed to Guyanas, Panamá, crossed the Panamá Canal, then the Pacific to Galápagos, Isla de Pascua, Chile
, and then through the Magellanes Canal to Tierra del Fuego, then back to Buenos Aires. He also wrote a book "Orza Vito" as his boat was called Vito after Vito Dumas of course.