Renewable Matter # 3 / April

All Together on the Sailing Boat

by Gianni Silvestrini

On December 22th 2005, Ellen MacArthur wrote down in her logbook: “I’ve got a real problem. I’ve gone off muesli bars and, unfortunately, I based my diet on eating a lot of them. Worse than that, I’ve gone off porridge as well”. In a nonstop voyage around the world, being able to manage limited resources at one’s disposal is of paramount importance. On a boat, in the middle of the ocean, getting hold of muesli bars is highly unlikely. And what if porridge or bars are not the problem?


Ellen MacArthur, a 28 year old sailor who in 2005 broke the record of solo circumnavigation of the world in just 71 days 


To survive the solitude of the ocean,...

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