This tiny thing made it non-stop around the world
The last few miles were brutally tough. Two days off the English coast, hardly any wind, strong electricity, then a breeze right on your nose. The little "Atlantic Puffin" barely moved. But in the end the battered Maxus 22 reached the Mayflower-Marin from Plymouth. Your trip started here 270 days ago and ends here this morning. This makes the world record perfect. Never before has a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world in a smaller boat succeeded.
Friends and relatives of the 38-year-old Polish skipper Szymon Kuczyński have been waiting for this moment for days. Now it is like salvation for everyone. Kuczyński looks drained and tired, the exertion can be seen in him. At that moment, however, the euphoria outweighs all exhaustion. His partner BrozkNowak falls around his neck, his mother Danut takes him in her arms, but then the world record holder belongs to the public.
Media representatives seize him, sailing friends, even the Polish ambassador has come. A flood of questions pours down on him. Despite the exhaustion, the new world record holder willingly gives answers. In between, he enjoys what he obviously missed on the way: a bread with sausage from his homeland.
It's finally here: Reception at the Mayflower Marina
With his trip, Kuczynski replaces the Italian Alessandro di Benedetto as the record holder. He achieved the non-stop prices with a Mini 6.50 in 2010. Kuczynskis Maxus is 14 centimeters shorter.
Before his record trip, Kuczynski, sailing instructor and boat builder, had already sailed around the world in stages with the same boat in 2015/16.
In the YACHT, the personable record sailor will report in detail about his incredible journey. The magazine with its crazy story (issue 13/2018) will go on sale on June 13th.