Sailors We Love | Florence Arthaud

The Comeback Kid.

At 17, she was left paralyzed and in a coma by a car accident. At 32, she won the Rhoute du Rhum single-handed transatlantic race, and at 39 she won Transpac with Bruno Peyron. At 54, she fell overboard while sailing alone and was rescued after 2 hours in frigid waters, unfazed and undaunted.

Here, a photo from a few years back, enjoying a bit of well-deserved down time before getting busy. Our kind of sailor – we can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.

Sailing - Florence Arthaud

Sailors We Love | Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the British yachtsman who became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo, non-stop. At 74, he’ll be navigating on a Clipper 68 for this year’s Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

In the words of Jack London: “The sailor never grows so old that he does not care to go back for one more wrestling bout with wind and wave. I know it of myself.”

(image courtesy The Telegraph)