A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Pep Costa, a 20-year-old singlehanded offshore racer who raced in the Mini Transat across the Atlantic Ocean in his Mini 6.50 Class sailboat.

Well, Pep’s Mini Transat story has just come to a happy conclusion! He finished in 8th place overall — quite the feat for a 20-year-old with a Prototype boat from 2003. Pep was ecstatic about his performance, calling it “unimaginable.”

Pep vlogged his experience during the first leg of the two-stage regatta. He shows us his view from the boat, his daily routine, his reaction to both very heavy and very light winds, and what makes him happy while he is alone in the middle of the ocean. Watch the first half of his Mini Transat journey here:

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