Micromegas is a 43′ french built, 1972 steel hulled ‘Etac’ sloop. Alice and Vianca were backpacking together in Venezuela when they found Micromegas sitting in a slip, unmaintained for several years. They spoke with the late owner’s son in France and with his blessing decided to go ahead and salvage the boat. They had to leave Venezuela right away and spent the next few years sailing, fixing and learning about their boat in the eastern Caribbean before beginning a huge refit in a shipyard in Cartagena Colombia. After surviving the heroic stint in the boatyard , these inspirational ladies have been cruising though Colombia, Panama, Belize, Cuba, Caribbean Mexico and Guatemala, where Micromegas has spent two summers.