Milwaukee businessman Richard Pieper has completed a circumnavigation of the world on his 50-foot sailboat Agape.
Pieper began his journey 19 years ago in Rhode Island where the boat was built to circumnavigate the world. According to Pieper, the boat was maintained in boat show condition during its travels, and the crew remained accident free and left a “clean wake” in all countries it visited.
Pieper visited the Virgin Islands, Azores Islands, he stopped in Portugal, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Cuba, The Panama Canal, the Galapagos, New Zealand, Darwin Australia, Bali, Malaysia, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and many others. Finally, he rounded a buoy in the channel of Lisbon, Portugal to complete his trip, 54,000 miles later.