Sarah Hebert has decided to end his challenge to preserve his health well jeopardized in recent days. Sarah Hebert met many difficulties in recent days. The sea is formed continuously, between 3m and 5m swells, day and night, Does double winds blow constantly and his journey to 25 nodes on average. The wave system crossed and the permanent maintenance of the boat during the night near the last GPS point where Sarah left off the previous day are all elements that forced Sarah to push beyond his limits and then. It has thus experienced and endured the pain, the difficulties, be faced without compromising, with all the energy and combativeness that such a challenge requires. But then, Sunday's episode has sent a strong signal : do not attempt the impossible risking his life !
Sunday Sarah lived a very serious warning, one whose body and mind remember to get you to think and act accordingly. In dizzy, at the edge of unconsciousness with a symptom of altered spatial representation, she immediately asked to join the ship there (re)ask to regain strength.
Sarah has unfortunately not had the opportunity to benefit from a lull to retype. The ocean and the winds, whatsoever during his sailing days or during the nights on board, have been due to his sleep, recovery and never ever disturbed by the shocks suffered outsized both on the water as the boat.
Starting yesterday , Sarah consulted his medical staff on the ground by satellite phone. Given her symptoms, and consistent with the physio, his doctor and the crew now on board, the diagnosis was : Sarah suffers from anemia. A lack of iron can not be compensated on board. Last thursday, without medical treatment and adequate nutrition, without a rest and sleep rebuilders, Sarah can not recover his health to brave the elements which raged again and again.
Sarah is launching this morning. The courage, She tried everything to leave, but too low, she quickly realized that the adventure ended, here and now.
"The adventure is beautiful, hard but magical. I have no regrets. All I've lived before being on the ocean and during the feedthrough is incredible. This will forever burn in me. I will analyze all this once rested, but I already know that neither my preparation, or my equipment, nor the heart that I set to work can not be questioned. Sometimes you just accept its limitations, that of the body says stop, to avoid the worst. Although I limping along, I see only the best for now. I learned about myself, on the ocean and the open sea and the whole experience will be useful in the future to meet new challenges ", Sarah told us by phone at the moment.
Sarah is currently based on the boat follower who follows his own road to St. Francis. Their arrival will be a priori Sunday 11 March in the day, This obviously depending on sea conditions and wind, which for the moment, are still extreme.