Chuan's Class 40 Circumnavigation

Chinese skipper Guo Chuan completed a solo non-stop circumnavigation in a Class 40 and set a new world record of 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds on April 5. Here's what he said after finishing: _It is difficult to describe my feeling at the moment. It is still like a dream, I feel like being in a dream. Sometimes during the journey, I do not know if I could go home. In Cape Horn, when I could not see anything in the wave, I felt it might be too far to go back. Several days ago in Ta