Frédéric Desclaux


Frédéric Desclaux likes a challenge. As you read this, he's sailing across the Atlantic in a two-man boat. To make it that little bit more exciting, he's doing it in a particularly small boat: a Beneteau First 31.7. This diminutive vessel, just shy of 32 feet long, will be home for Desclaux and his sailing partner for three long weeks during the journey from Tenerife to Martinique. "The boat is very small - that's part of the challenge," says Desclaux with characteristic verve. "When you're