Sailing the world in a tiny boat takes a lot of attitude – Sven Yrvind’s got plenty. He’s spent his life challenging the status quo and has broken all sorts of solo sailing records along the way. And at 78, he’s just getting started.
Yrvind plans to sail from Ireland to New Zealand in a boat he has built himself. His designs go against conventional thinking. A small boat is stronger than a big boat. The less of the boat you have under water, the less there is to drag you down. Yrvind is a humble cult-hero in the sailing world. His actions and philosophies have inspired many – including us.