AUTISM SAILS!
A STORY. A CHALLENGE, AN ADVENTURE.


CHALLENGE AND GIFT.

ASPERGERS SYNDROME

A JOURNEY.






WHO AM I?

JOHANNES LI

BORN 2003, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ASPERGERS SYNDROME AT THE AGE OF 10. I ALWAYS FELT A STRONG CONNECTION TO THE SEA. IN A WORLD FULL OF CONSTANT INPUT, IT GAVE ME CALMNESS AND ENERGY. I AIM TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW ASPERGERS WORKS. TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND DIFFICULTYS AUTISTIC PEOPLE FACE DAY TO DAY.






THE JORUNEY. 

SINGLEHANDED AROUND THE WORLD.

BEING AUTISTIC, I ALWYAS STRUGGLED TO FIND MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD. AFTER BEING EDUCATED AS AN ELECTRICIAN AND STILL LOOKING OR THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE, I FELT I NEEDED TO COMPLETE A PROJECT ON MY OWN. I HOPE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF MYSELF AND FINDING MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD. I DECIDED TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE OF SAILING AROUND THE WORLD ALONE, TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND PROVE THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.


FOLLOW THE JOURNEY








THE BOAT: 

S/Y PARVA NAVIS

FROM MY OWN SAVINGS AND THE INCREDIBLE SUPPORT OF THE SAILING COMUNITY I WAS ABLE TO BUY HER IN 2021 AND REFIT HER IN 2022. NOW IM LIVING ON HER AND SAILING.

SHE IS A 32FT "NANTUCKET CLIPPER" AND BUILT IN THE UK IN 1965. BUILT SOLIDLY, SHE HAS PROVEN HERSELF TO BE A SEAWORTHY AND SAFE VESSEL.