"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." american native

"It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; it's because we don't dare the things are difficult." Seneca

Air

"I do not know if these are the views of Saint Exupery or Mermoz who gave me the desire to know the places they had developed their image and feelings they described in their books ... But need to join Brazil in flight on a microlight led me into one of the most dangerous adventures that I have been given to achieve "

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Sailing

"After 15 years traveling the oceans on my sailboat charter and my big multihull racing, following a trail of 350 000 miles and several dozen Atlantic crossings, I always run to the far horizon curves continue fleeing constantly behind the waves. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian are all maritime areas that have haunted and that always attract me with the same force! "

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1991 - The Road of Mermoz in ULM

 

In 1991, Guy Delage create the road of Mermoz and crosses the Atlantic from the islands of Cape Verde to Brazil aboard a microlight aircraft: 27h nonstop flight!

December 21, 1991 - The "road of Mermoz" in ULM: Nantes (France) to Recife (Brazil) in a microlight.


"That experience left me with the most violent taste of fear. It is particularly difficult to describe what is passing with a microlight in tropical cumulonimbus. I advise all those who want to know more read my book "Atlantic" published by Ramsay. "

Several records ULM unapproved:
Longest distance traveled nonstop: 2700 kms
Longer flight time: 27h
Longest Marine overfly

Objectives:
Demonstrate the reliability of ultra light aircraft designed in the state of the art aircraft
Demonstrate the ability to use these devices in emergency humanitarian operations (loads and harsh conditions).

Material:
An ultralight (delta trike) designed and built by Guy himself, carbon epoxy sandwich foam Airex
Weight 225 kg fitted
Autonomy 40 hours (4000 km)
350 l fuel
engine Rotax 912
Wing Synairgie

Preparation:
6 months of machine design (structure determined by C. Baley)
Two years of work on “alertness and sleep” with the teams of the CHU Rangueil, Christian Bourbon from Toulouse town.
A year of work on local prediction of cumulonimbus clouds in the intertropical convergence zone with Météo France and the center of Lannion (shorter counting satellite data)
40 hours Biological Simulation  in the ULM running in the wind tunnel of CEAT in Toulouse

Stopovers:
Nantes, Toulouse, Barcelona, Castellon de la Plana Cordoba, Jerez, Rabat, Essaouira, Tan Tan, Cape Juby, El Dakhla, Nouadhibou, Nouakchott, Saint Louis, Senegal, archipelago of Cape Verde (Sal, Praia) , island of Fernando de Noronha, Natal, Recife.

Difficulties encountered:
Crossing the CIZ (5 hours in cumulonimbus), enormous turbulences.
Exhaustion due to low frequency vibration
Lack of sleep for 27 hours

 

 

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Ocean

Ocean "My relationship with water and ocean is truly carnal.”

Born in the depths of the Champagne countryside, nothing predisposed to do that Guy Delage will love the ocean dumping ... yet it is one of them who will make known at 18, crossing the Channel by swimming alone and without assistance...

1973 Le Conquet – Ouessant with fin still alone and without assistance
thousands of hours diving and snorkeling
In 1994, Guy Delage crossed the Atlantic alone, drifting and swimming
In 1998, he embarked on a voyage across the Indian Ocean drifting in a passenger submarine to 7 meters depth.

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