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‘CheLobizón’ starts its single-handed voyage

Last month, Jorge Omar Iza, set sail aboard an Orion 34 sailboat named Che Lobizón. The aim of this voyage is to sail round the world in a non-stop and solo sailing along the route of the three capes: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn.

Jorge Omar Iza, 63, is from La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 20, he served as a crewman on a Greek cargo ship. Then, he devoted himself to another of his passion: sculpture; so he studied Fine Arts at the National University of La Plata, School of Fine Arts.

When he was about 40, he resumed his interest in sailing and attended a navigation course lectured by Jorge “Negro” Solís. Since then, Jorge Iza he been steadily in contact with nautical activities and participated in regattas – in the beginning, with his friends’ and acquaintances’ boats.

In 2010, he bought his first sailboat, a spray called Vaivelén, with which he began his first single-handed voyages to Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo, Uruguay. By 2012, he bought his current Orion 34 sailing boat; in those days, it was called "Bruma" (meaning “haze”).

You can follow his progress on his website.