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Gérard d'Aboville

Gérard d'Aboville is the first man to row across two oceans solo: the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. He crossed the Atlantic in 1980, travelling from Cape Cod to Brittany. D'Aboville previously built boats and organized races before undertaking this 3,500 mile trip, which he completed in 72 days. In 1981, he was a recipient of the Silver Olympic Order.In 1991, at the age of 46 he spent 134 days crossing the Pacific Ocean, beginning in Japan and ending in Washington state. For this crossing, d'Aboville's twenty-six foot craft, nicknamed "Sector", had a pumping system to right the boat if it capsized, a sleeping place, and a canopy to protect him from inclement weather. The boat was made out of the light, sturdy composite material Kevlar, and had attached solar panels that charged the batteries of d'Aboville's radio. Items he brought included a video camera and stove. He faced forty foot waves and winds speeds reaching eighty miles per hour. In total, d'Aboville covered six thousand miles during his journey.

From 2010-2012 he skippered Tûranor PlanetSolar the first solar power yacht to circumnavigate the world.

He now skippers the yacht, renamed Race for Water from the name of the Foundation that now operates her. and they now work to protect the seas from plastic pollution.As a politician, d'Aboville served in Parliament from 1994 to 1999 and on the Committee on Fisheries. In 2008, he was elected a Council of Paris (UMP).

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Some of their strengths

Gérard d'Aboville has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Confident, Energetic, Sophisticated, Organized, Passionate, Optimistic, and Extroverted.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Gérard d'Aboville is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Gérard d'Aboville well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Gérard d'Aboville as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Gérard d'Aboville is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Gérard d'Aboville tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Gérard d'Aboville's challenges

While Gérard d'Aboville has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Gérard d'Aboville can be Arrogant, Domineering, Difficult, Perfectionist, Status-seeking, Impatient, and Blunt.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Gérard d'Aboville's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Domineering and Impatient

Gérard d'Aboville is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Gérard d'Aboville also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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