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“Amyr Khan Klink was born on September 25th, 1955, in the city of São Paulo. When he was 23 years old, he took his first international trip, on a motorcycle, to Chile. Five years later, in 1983, he finished building his first boat: the I.A.T, with which he would do his first solo South Atlantic rowing sea crossing. The 3,700 miles / 100 days journey through the Atlantic ended on September 18th, 1984, in Bahia, and is depicted in the best seller, Cem Dias entre o Céu e o Mar.
In 1986, Amyr took the first of his 15 trips to Antarctica. When he returned, he began building the Paratii. With this boat, in 1989, he made his debut as a solo sailor on a journey that lasted 642 days, spending seven and a half months waiting out the Antarctic winter period.
The following year, Amyr set sail on yet another solo journey. On board of his Paratii, he began the project Antártica 360 Graus, doing the polar circumnavigation, using the most difficult route. It took 88 days, 14 thousand miles and one more book: Mar Sem Fim. Between December 2003 and February 2004, Amyr repeated the polar circumnavigation, this time with a five men crew. The trip lasted 76 days, non-stop, and covered 13.3 thousand miles. In 2006, he released his last book, Linha D’água.” (http://www.amyrklink.com.br/en/biography/)
Amyr is an explorer and a global environment steward. His determination and endless energy to move his projects forward provides great inspiration for your entrepreneurs. When he finished his 100-day cross-Atlantic trip, a reporter asked whether it was difficult. He answered that “anyone could do the trip; it was merely a planning challenge”. When she asked whether he would do it again, he replied that “life is too short to repeat an adventure”, and that he would “look for another achievement”.