ALESSANDRO DI BENEDETTO'S OCEAN CROSSINGS AND ROUND THE WORLD

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2013: TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE (double-handed from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Bresil) on a 60 feet IMOCA sailing boat, OCEAN MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP;

2012-2013: VENDEE GLOBE, round the world race, single-handed, non stop, without assistance on a 60 feet IMOCA sailing boat;

2009-2010: Round the world on a 21 feet sailing boat, single-handed, non stop, without assistance. First in the world approved by the World Sailing Speed Record Council/International Sailing Federation;

2006: World Record – North Pacific Ocean Crossing, single-handed, from Yokohama to San Francisco, non stop, not assisted in the “20 feet sport” category, approved by WSSRC/ISAF
In August 2006 he performed a World Record and Initial Record in the 20’ sport category (less than 20 feet long without sailboat cabin) of the World Sailing Speed Record Council / International Sailing Federation (WSSRC/ISAF) with the TRANSPACIFIC from Yokohama to San Francisco, single-handed, non stop, not assisted. Nautical miles: 4482.
He is the first, and today the only one all over the world, succeeding in the Atlantic and Pacific crossings on a sport catamaran, single-handed, no stop, not assisted – the two Records are ratified by the WSSRC/ISAF.
2002: First single-handed transatlantic in the “20 feet sport” category (less than 20 feet sport catamaran without cabin), non stop, not assisted,  approved by WSSRC/ISAF
In December 2002 he realized the First single-handed transatlantic crossing in the 20’ sport category of the WSSRC/ISAF by crossing from Las Palmas to Guadeloupe.
Route: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Pointe à Pitre Guadeloupe – French West Indies. Nautical miles: 2700.

other crossings on mini-catamaran with no cabin and not assisted:

2001 – Italy-Canary Island singlehanded, non stop; Nautical miles: over 1700

1993/1992 – TRANSATLANTIC (in pair); Nautical miles: over 2300

1992 – (in pair) Italy-Spain crossing (Siviglia, EXPO ’92); ­Spain-Canary Island; Canary Island-Cape Verde; Nautical miles: over 2200