I read recently how someone felt that circumnavigating the globe had been done so many times it was hardly even worth getting worked up about anymore. When you consider that back in 1968, without GPS, chart plotters and roller-furling head sails, they were even then looking for bigger and more exciting challenges. Several years prior the first single-handed circumnavigation had been completed. It was because of this that the idea of a non-stop, single-handed race around the world was conceived. This is the story told in the 2006 documentary Deep Water, which Rebecca and I watched for the second time last night.
I won’t give away the plot but I will say that movies like this certainly go to show what is possible. Check it out!