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Who: Juliette, Hubert & their 4 children: Louise 11, Agathe 8, Paul 6 and Bertille 3 Where: A big loop around the globe… Multihull: Nautitech 46 Open www.laventuredekumbaya.comIn a few months’ time, we will hoist the sails of our brand new Nautitech 46 and aim to fulfill our dream of a great loop around the globe via Panama and the Cape of Good Hope. Our schedule, which included a quiet start in August to Morocco and the Canary Islands, was put to the test by the health emergency all around the world. Indeed, the shipyard, despite maintaining its production, found itself unable to guarantee the delivery of our catamaran for July. However, we resolved to maintain our enthusiasm and happily took advantage of the opportunity to accept the possibility of exhibiting our boat at the La Rochelle boat show at the end of September 2020. This offers us great prospects for continuing to organize our departure and above all for chatting with the visitors about our project and its implementation. Subjects as varied as home schooling, the choice of training options available and the preparation budget. This project has been on track for sixteen years. Since we met, we shared an objective: the day when our family would be complete and big enough, then we would give up everything to leave and let our children discover the world, sailing. We had enjoyed our active Parisian life up until now and didn’t lack anything. But the idea was still there, and one fine summer evening, we set a date. Since then, nothing could have stopped us, and it’s our initial big plan that has guided us over the last two years as we put everything together. The lockdown even allowed us to do (almost) real life training: home schooling, shopping worthy of a pre-transatlantic stocking up on supplies, making sourdough bread, ...

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