AHOY is the name of a project led by four young sailors and, in particular, a challenge for the 23-year-old Alexandre who has cystic fibrosis. The sailors have decided to cross the Atlantic to raise people’s awareness of the fight against cystic fibrosis and the importance of donating organs. They will do this on an Oceanis Clipper 411, next September.

4 sailors, 1 goal!

Thibaud, a seasoned sailor and the skipper of the yacht, Jeremy, son of a submariner, and Romain the team’s globe trotter, will sail alongside Alexandre, to help him share his experiences and to join forces in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Alexandre has suffered from this incurable genetic disorder since he was a child. In 2017, he received a lung transplant, when his respiratory capacity was down to just 10%. His newfound energy inspired the project of taking to the seas and crossing the Atlantic Ocean.  They have named it “Ahoy”, a word used by sailors in the past to call to a vessel, now used as a greeting or a warning.

11,000 miles, 1 sailing yacht

Providing comfort, performance and safety, the crew plans to sail 11,000 nautical miles on their Oceanis Clipper 411, between September 2019 and May 2020. This long-distance cruise will be punctuated by 15 stopovers, to talk to people about the disorder and the importance of transplants, the only way to prolong the lives of people with the disorder at this present time.

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