Originally Posted by Minnewaska
I'm waiting for the record setter that is the first to sail around the world without telling anyone.
There are a good reason for publicity even if one does not make it to be famous and don't care about that: money
A circumnavigation is a very expensive affair. If you do not have publicity and people looking with interest to what you are doing you will not be able to raise any money with sponsorship. On the other hand the amount of money you will manage to get for your project is proportional to the visibility and exposure you manage to get.
So if you are not a very rich guy and want to do something that is expensive you need sponsorship and for that you need to give visibility for your project and for what you are doing.