Winter, a 'middle-aged, middle-class bloke from Middle England,' decided at 52 to spend summers sailing because 'if you live on an island, at some stage you should sail around it.'
Saskia Clark tells Newsweek she had TUEs at the Beijing and London Olympics.
After several hurdles, the Planetary Society's solar sailing craft has released its Mylar sails.
The crowdfunding campaign reached its initial goal in just a few hours. The team is aiming for stretch goals now.