They did it!
Philippe Guglielmetti crosses the Atlantic on his Nordhavn 40
Leg Three of Philippe Guglielmetti’s ocean crossing adventure aboard his Nordhavn 40 Embracing Life reached its conclusion this morning as the crew pulled into the port city of Tarragona, Spain. Their arrival put an exclamation point on what has been an unbelievable adventure, on so many levels. Most importantly, it ratifies the milestone achievement of crossing an ocean that Guglielmetti set for himself. A debilitating stroke suffered five years ago left Guglielmetti with several disabilities and bound to a wheelchair most hours of the day.
His road to recovery has included a number of physical challenges which tested not only his physical but mental abilities; crossing the Atlantic Ocean is his most ambitious to date, but even Guglielmetti couldn’t have predicted just how difficult it would be. The boat completed a successful first leg from Miami to Bermuda, but a week after departing Bermuda the paravanes were lost which forced Embracing Life to go the remaining 23 days at sea without stabilization. This would be a test for any able-bodied person. For Guglielmetti, it would require all the strength he was capable of mustering. A hearty congratulations to Philippe Guglielmetti for his remarkable achievement and for exemplifying what it truly means to be embracing life.
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Giant CONGRATS for this feat, glad you made it to your destination. Hope your next adventure is just as ambitious and challenging.
Congratulations to Philippe and all involved on the journey. Taking that first out of our comfort zone is the toughest. … Exhilarating!!!
Congratulations to the Crew!
So incredibly inspiring.
Congratulations to Philippe and his crew.
Congratulations to Philippe and his crew. What a trip and story. Its hard to imagine the work, the trust and the needed strengthand guts behind such a trip. I wish you all the best. N47#59 – MY SISU
Incredible inspiration. Congrats. What a success story,
Congratulations to Philippe and his abled crew – a goal I will have as soon as I can sell my house and buy a Norhavn. Best Ship IVE SEEN YET!!!!
Congratulations to all! What an accomplishment! Truly inspirational!
Philippe: I had a stroke on 01/06/2023, I have been a boater, but have been thinking about switching from sail to power. Your story is amazing, I would love an opportunity to speak with you.