Ottawa sailor Chris Fournier leaves from Montreal Tuesday on a 300-day solo trip in his 30-foot cutter, Little Sark.
He will follow the traditional tall ship route, passing by the Cape of Good Hope near South Africa, Cape Leeuwin at the south-west corner of Australia, and Cape Horn near Chile.
If he’s successful Chris will become the first Canadian to complete the journey. Three others have tried and failed. One of them, Gerry Roufs, was lost at sea during his attempt in 1997.
Among his equipment will be a 360-degree camera that will help landlocked fans follow Fournier’s journey, and a binaural microphone will let them hear what’s happening in real time.
You can follow Fournier’s journey at www.sailor.life