Round-the-world sailor thrives on solitude

'Solitude is when you’re in contact with yourself, and that’s a positive thing'

Solo French sailor Thomas Coville knows a lot about isolation and solitude.

“I can be completely alone at sea for long periods without being lonely. I’m far more likely to be lonely on dry land,” he told Connexion.

“Going to sea is a choice to take up my relationship with nature again.

“This comes from my childhood and a troubled adolescence.

“When I discovered sailing, it changed my life. So when I find myself back in the solitude of the sea, in contact with nature, I’m at home.”

The fastest person to sail solo around the world also enjoys the minimalism of life on a ...

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