JAN. 4 — A Latin American sailor, inspired by the accomplishments of British super sailor Ellen MacArthur, is hoping to become the first Mexican woman to sail single-handed across the Atlantic.
Galia Moss, who is 30, hopes to set off in February on a 3,200 nautical mile route from Cadiz, Spain, to Cancun, Mexico, a news report says. “I want to end my journey in Mexico to celebrate my triumph with my countrymen,” Moss says in the report.
Moss’ sister, Alin, introduced her to sailing six years ago, according to the report. Since then Moss has crewed aboard a 135-foot schooner, and participated in a number of regattas in the United States and South America.
Moss has also been training for several months for the solo passage, the report says. She reportedly sails her boat every weekend, swims three times a week and does yoga every day.
“For a year and a half, I did nothing but train with the best solo sailors, including Alex Pella,” she says in the report.
Moss plans on leaving in February in order to miss winter storms in the Atlantic.
— Jason Fell