New Kid on the Block

At 30, Guirec Soudee (freelance.com) is a freshman in the IMOCA class having just dipped his toe into its fast running waters this year. His voyage towards the Vendee Globe is dominated by a fairy-tale image of a young man and a chicken, Monique to be precise, on the high seas. But make no mistake, after 45,000 miles and an incredible sixth place in this Vendee Arctique - Les Sables d’Olonne, this kid’s for real.