Strangers At Sea: New York Times Video Feature
In June 2014 I raced from New York to Barcelona onboard IMOCA Hugo Boss with Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes.
It was one of the toughest races I have ever done. Situations meant that Pepe and I had no time to train together and we hardly knew the boat, in addition we had some very talented, stiff competitors.
We left the dock in New York knowing it was going to be a big challenge.
Good times and bad times; stressful moments in no breeze; breakages in big breeze and relentless pressure from the other boats meant no rest until we were safely across the line.
Following the race Chris Museler, our onboard reporter, produced this short documentary on the experience in collaboration with the New York Times: