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Dan Hardy returns with harrowing, rewarding tales of his sea voyage

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Dan Hardy has always been an adventuresome sort, having spent time with the monks at the Yee Hee castle in Changchun to building his own American muscle cars. But his latest adventure — 28 days at sea aboard Team Great Britain’s yacht in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race — takes the cake.

At least for now.

Hardy and a crew of 23 sailed from London to Rio de Janeiro amidst a fleet of a dozen vessels. Hardy arrived in Brazil earlier this week with a new understanding of what it means to be truly isolated. And on Monday, he appeared on The MMA Hour to describe his experiences. He said the relentless navigation of the sea was more harrowing than he thought it would be.

“It was far more difficult,” he told Ariel Helwani. “There’s no rest, it’s just constant work. You rest for four hours [at a time], but even when you’re resting the boat’s moving and rocking back and forth and you can’t really sleep properly, and you’re always listening for a ‘man overboard’ cry or a sail change that needs doing in a storm. It’s actually exhausting. I’ve been out for 28 days now. I’ve ….View original article