First solar polar crossing

Kiting the Pacific solo 2011

Having left Lima (Peru) on March 3rd, 2011, on board my kiteboat Adrien, I reached French Polynesia 77 days later,  after a 3,792 nautical miles (about 7.023km) crossing.  I finally stepped on the atoll of Makemo in the archipelago of Tuamotu in May. This long odyssey however hazardous and full of obstacles enabled me to challenge my own limits. A week after departure, my means of communication broke down, leaving me totally alone in the middle of this huge ocean. Quite an unforgettable experiment to face extreme loneliness for so long !