Alan Roura: “I feel like a tightrope walker”

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There is no more coffee on board La Fabrique. Tea, which Alan Roura tries to put up with, remains a very meager substitute for holding up to Les Sables d’Olonne. “Sailing without coffee is impossible,” jokes – halfway – the Genevan. He should complete his Vendée Globe by Wednesday. Or to Thursday. “It’s very uncertain. The weather does not help me to see clearly. ”

There is something unreal about calling a racing sailor on a solo round the world race. It is first a background noise of the bathtub that is heard. Bubbles, waves, broken words. Then nothing. A message breaks the silence: “Let’s talk via WhatsApp, it’s easier.” Is.