Lone Voyager

Maud Fontenoy was practically born to the life aquatic. Her parents apparently wanted their daughter to have sea legs before she could crawl, taking her on a sailing trip across the Atlantic when she was a mere seven days old. Fontenoy spent the first 15 years of her life more or less constantly at sea. "They showed me that it's possible to live differently," she now says of her parents. And they taught her to think big. After running a real estate agency in Paris for a few years, Fontenoy decided to become the first woman to row the Atlantic from...

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