A tribute to Laurent Bourgnon
To Laurent, to the man who spoke to dolphins, to the prince of the Atlantic.
Laurent Bourgnon, 49, the exceptionally talented solo racer and double Route du Rhum champion, was reported missing at sea after a diving expedition on Wednesday 24th June 2015.
Following several days of unsuccessful search and rescue operations, the Republic's High Commission in French Polynesia announced they were stopping the search.
His brother, Yvan Bourgnon, wrote a moving open letter to say goodbye to him on his Facebook page.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.