My cousin Unai, the skipper, has been here visitting the family. We've spent a magnificient day at the beach, with him telling us magical stories and reports on his preparation for the forecoming Vendee Globe, departing next November. I've already told you (here and here) about his adventure, but this is what the race site says about him:
"«The new Basque Neptune », is what the Spanish media have nicknamed the Basque yachtsman, Unai Basurko, who became something of a hero in Euskadi during the most recent Velux Five Oceans in 2006/2007… which, indeed, started and finished in his hometown of Bilbao. Unai Basurko has therefore already experienced one single-handed round the world race, but with stopovers. Moreover, he was not just there to finish the former Around Alone Race. In May 2007, it was in Bilbao that the Basque sailor with his shaved head managed to take Pakea Bizkaia to third place in the final rankings, after an epic transatlantic duel with a certain Sir Robin Knox-Jonhston during the final leg. He thus became the first Spaniard to reach the winner’s podium in a round the world race."
Mi primo Unai, el navegante, ha venido a visitar a la familia. Hemos pasado un magnífico día de playa, disfrutando de sus mágicas historias y también acribillandole a preguntas sobre los avances en la preparación para la Vendee Globe, que parte el próximo Noviembre. Ya os he contado en varias ocasiones (aquí y aquí) de qué va esta aventura suya, pero arriba teneis lo que se puede leer en la página oficial de la regata.