Rich Wilson (USA), skipper Great American IV, and Alan Roura (SUI), skipper La Fabrique. – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe

Dear Abril: For this trip, I will remember most the camaraderie that developed between the group of boats in the Southern Ocean, in particular with Alan Roura, and with Eric Bellion, plus I had nice emails with Enda, Roman, Fabrice, and Arnaud. And also, I will remember that it seemed relentless in the oncoming depressions, and that it was gray all the time, and we almost never saw the sun or stars at night.

Question submitted by Abril, FasTracKids Reynosa