When 2016 gets underway and you are trying to shed a few pounds and trying to stick to your New Year resolutions, spare a thought for Nicolas Jarossay who will be setting off on a transatlantic crossing in his specially designed SUP. The journey is expected to take 2-3 months and as if that wasn’t tough enough, Nicolas is making the trip solo and completely unsupported!
As much as I love paddleboarding, the thought of three months aboard a SUP with no company and having to fend entirely for myself would feel me with dread, the idea of sleeping in the nose cone doesn’t really appeal either! Nicolas is expected to burn 6000 calories a day and will have to carry enough to food to fuel his efforts as well as having to expend huge amounts of energy daily, converting seawater into 8 litres of drinking water.
Nicolas, who has funded his intrepid venture via a french crowd funding campaign, plans to head off from Cape Verde in early January and will be aiming to make landfall in the Caribbean. We would like to wish Nicolas every success in his quest and will tracking his amazing escapades via his Stand Up Paddle Transatlantic Facebook page. What do you make of Nicolas’ plans and weird looking SUP and do you think you could spend 3 months at sea adrift on a paddleboard?