Solo Non-stop Around the World for Ocean Sustainability in 2024-25.
When a Transformational Coach helping Leaders dare to go beyond their current horizon, decides to walk the talk and making his own dream come true
«SNAWOS is my Impossible Project for the Ocean»
– Leonardo Zangrando, Coaching Leaders
I’ve been always fascinated by the great solo sailors like Robin Knox-Johnston and Bernard Moitessier who over 50 years ago pioneered something considered impossible: sailing solo non-stop around the world eastbound via the 3 capes – Good Hope, Leeuwin, and the Horn. They were followed by several others, including Mike Golding and Pierre-André Huglo both of whom I have the honour to know personally.
The spark which moved me to action came from Michael Neill, one of the greatest transformational coaches in the world, with whom I have been working on Creating the Impossible. When we started, it became immediately clear that SNAWOS is my Impossible Project. How to pull it off? No idea at the time, but now it is just happening!
I’m doing SNAWOS for several reasons:
- ➜ to raise awareness on Ocean Sustainability
- ➜ to give exposure to startups in the Ocean and marine space
- ➜ to offer my contribution as citizen scientist to Ocean researchers
- ➜ …and it is going to be a great personal achievement for me!
The project will develop in 4 steps during the next 3 years, starting with a season of solo racing in the Solent and the Channel with a small Sonata 7, while the Contessa 32 which will take me on my SNAWOS journey is getting ready.