May 4, 2016

Retired Japanese exec, 51, embarks on solo trans-Atlantic race

Hiroshi Kitada embarked from Plymouth for New York on Monday as the first-ever Japanese skipper to attempt the Transat, a 3,000 mile (5,650 km) solo trans-Atlantic race.The 51-year-old former company boss with a spirit of adventure is aboard a Class40 12-meter single hull vessel, ...

French stand-up paddler sets off on 5,000-km solo Atlantic crossing

Apr 11, 2016

French stand-up paddler sets off on 5,000-km solo Atlantic crossing

Frenchman Nicolas Jarossay set off Sunday on a 5,000-km (3,000-mile) odyssey to become the first person to cross the Atlantic solo — on a stand-up paddle board.Jarossay, a 38-year-old firefighter and endurance sports fanatic, left Praia on the Cape Verde coast on the first ...