Originally Posted by PCP
trying to cross the Atlantic on the yellow mini-mini made of an exotic material. Bad year to try a stunt like that.
Well, 2th try, let's hope that Harald Sedlacek has more luck now. He plans to do the crossing in 40 days. Good luck to him, but a mad stunt anyway.
You can follow his voyage and now more about the boat material here:
New sailing records - FIPOFIX® (EN)
I got aware of that project some time ago and really tried to figure out, what that fipofix would be... Apart from a rather awkward sounding marketing name, at least to me...
I also found no information regarding the abandoned first attempt, where norbert sedlacek sailed that dinghy... The only austrian - and ironically the first german speaking (stamm is swiss, but from the french part) - to have ever competed in the vendee globe - he became dead last, had a rather old boat and he is an adventurer - not a racer...
Harald is his son
The first quotes from your stevenson post would fit bernard montessier perfectly as well...