Sailing solo across the Atlantic: this month on CNN Mainsail Shirley spends time with the Gavignet family in the build up to the race, both at their home in Paris and training with Sidney from his base in Lorient. She has watched a proud and nervous family prepare to see Sidney, a vastly experienced ocean racer, take on the Atlantic alone is his huge mutihull.
Drama unfolds on November 3rd with the skipper in trouble, catastrophic damage to Oman Air Majan with the mast broken. There is only one option: for Sidney to leave his boat.
Follow the story here, extraordinary footage filmed by Sidney and seen for the first time on CNN MAINSAIL.