Cleanthes Anastasakis is a 27 year old Greek from Crete who has been sailing around the world for two years in a brave attempt to achieve his goal of circling the world on his sailboat.
Anastasakis began his adventure in August 2017, and he has spent most of his life aboard his beloved sailboat “Nala” since that day.
The 27-year-old explorer has so far managed to cross the entire Mediterranean, the eastern Caribbean and along the west coast of Africa, albeit with many intermediate stops along the way.
However, the brave young sailor is no longer alone in his global quest as he now sails with his girlfriend and their beloved cat. Anastasakis admits that he sometimes has to work before the next leg of his journey in order to earn money to meet the expenses of his quest.
The young man says his expenses so far for their food and water, as well as the necessary maintenance that needs to be done on the boat, have been around € 19,000.
His next ambitious destination will be Patagonia, in the far south of the South American continent, but he must first determine what would be the best time of year to sail there, as the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere.
Living on a sailboat can be extremely difficult regardless of the climate, especially when it comes to essentials such as food and water.
Anastasakis recently told reporters that his relatively small vessel can only take 250 liters (66 gallons) of water at a time, so they still have to be extremely careful about how they use the precious resource. Some stages of their journey from port to port can take up to forty grueling days.