On February 9, 2022, the trimaran Use It Again! team engaged on the Westabout World Record attempt since January 4 from Lorient, runs aground in Cook Bay in the canals of Patagonia. The damage to the keel, bow and central hull is substantial. The exit from the water of the boat is imperative. This is the end of the record attempt since there was assistance and stopover, Alex Pella then returns to Spain.

A shipyard is organized at the end of the world to repair the boat and in record time, Use It Again! team is released on March 10.

The adventure does not stop there, Romain Pilliard is determined to continue his World Tour upside down with a new program.

3 steps, a 100-day program:

  • Crossing the Pacific Ocean: Ushuaia – Papeete (Polynesia)
  • Crossing the Indian Ocean: Papeete – Cape Town (South Africa)
  • The ascent of the Atlantic Ocean: Cape Town – Lorient.



The objective of this Record is to show that today it is necessary and possible to think about performance and live exceptional adventures while minimizing our impact on the planet.



Leaving 16 years after the Ellen MacArthur Record on this old-generation trimaran, renovated and maintained according to the principles of the circular economy, is the demonstration that the quality of technical and sporting performance, is not reserved for the costliest projects and the most impacting on the planet.

In addition, we will use this record to help research by creating the 1st  World Ocean Sound mapping with scientists of ocean noise pollution.


Attached press kit