By Doloresz Katanich with AFP
As Fabrice Amedeo races through uncharted waters, he’ll also be collecting essential environmental information.
A competitive sailor is about to take a very different approach to his upcoming races.
French skipper Fabrice Amedeo is about to take part in two major events: the Arctic Vendée departing from Les Sables d'Olonne on Saturday and the around-the-world monohull race Vendée Globe in November.
In a world-first, Amedeo has decided to use these experiences as an opportunity to collect vital data on microplastics, as he ventures into previously uncharted waters for scientists.