No, I have not but I know that others have. I’m sure not in the Vendee globe, but for cruising. There was a famous story in a book called Once is Enough, of a cruising couple who were capsized. They had had a cat, but the cat disappeared. They presumed overboard during the upside down part. But lo and behold, a few days later, the cat re-appeared from some hidden corner of the boat!

I have asthma, and am allergic to cats and dogs, so I wouldn’t take one or the other ever anyway. But I would imagine that it would take a lot of work to look after a pet in the confined space of a boat. Clearly, others feel differently.

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