Bravery in the attempt -104th day of the Vendee Globe

I can’t believe that it’s over a hundred days since the Vendee Globe started, it feels like it started just the other day. The race is winding down with only 7 skippers left till the end of the competition.

The top 10 crossed the finish line from 19 Jan till the 17th of February, with the latest being Fabrice Amedeo who crossed the finish line earlier today and claimed 11th place.

I understand that the nature of any race or competition is to crown the winner, second and third place but the Vendee Globe and any world sailing race differs especially solo races.

Every Skipper who competes on these kind of races are winners to me, the bravery to compete solo without assistance on a world race with nature’s forces: water and wind is beyond my comprehension. The 11 Skippers who had to dismaster along the way, due to damages etc, I am pretty sure making those decisions was by far one of the hardest decisions they made.They’re also winners and heroes in my eyes, I have a lot of respect for them.

Every skipper was just as impressive as the next, Fabrice Amedeo kept us entertained with his video clips. I remember watching one of his first video clips and mind you my French understanding is minimal but I watched till the end and laughed as well. And his playlist was just out of the world from hiphop to pop, he engaged us in a different way compared to the rest of the fleet.

One of the lessons that #VG2016 taught me is that in this thing called life, our races are different and nothing is wrong with that. One must learn to focus on their journey and not get distracted to see what others are doing. Do you, Be the Best you!

The song that inspired me today… Nas & Damian Marley – Strong Will Continue

 

The victory’s found in truth,
like innocence found in youth
Self defeat is your own dispute
and when you put yourself in a ya own shoes
Its either you’re winning or losing
don’t you get it confused !
‘Cause you starring in a ya own movie
playing of a role you choose so
Stand up and fight if you know say you right and no
you won’t ever fail
Tipping the scale and the wind shall prevail and the
boat shall forever sail
(hey) There ain’t no stopping or cruising
even when you’re battered and bruised
Hold gun all di sprinklers and he tell him bust my gut
tougher than Zeus

(CHORUS)1x – Damian Marley)
When the Armageddon’s dark and dread
A lot of weak are to weep and moan
Only the strong will continue
do you have it in you?
Come we’ve got a journey to go
And when the battle get sour and dread
A lot of weak heart a wither and moan
Only the strong will continue
I know you have it in you
I know you have it in you

 

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