The mythical Canadian schooner Bluenose dominated competitions for years.
(…) I had the pleasure of drawing the perfect replica of it that is moored in Lunenburg, and that remains Canada’s great glory. For the record, many years later, it was namely the Bluenose, measuring 44 meters long, which inspired me to set up the Jules Verne Trophy (with Florence Arthaud in 1992), and to construct the Tag Heuer racing prototype, a schooner measuring… 44 meters to take up this challenge.
It goes to show that as well as Gauguin, I’ve always dreamed of being Captain Courageous!
Extract from Œuvres vagabondes, Gallimard Edition 2016.