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Modern Magellan Francesco Cappelletti

With only himself for company and a sexton as his guide, he will compete to be the first of two dozen sailors to sail around the world without making landfall. Francesco Cappelletti is the only Italian skipper among a group of hardcore, adventurous purists who’ve signed up to sail 30,000 solo miles around the globe in a race devoid of modern technology. The 2018 Golden Globe Race will take place on the 50th anniversary of the first solo, nonstop circumnavigation done by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race in 1968. The 2018 race starts July …

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