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ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man.

Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt.

Frucci has been in Bermuda for about a week, but with damage to his boat, his funds are now tight. To solve this financial problem, Frucci has decided to sell his personal artwork.

Friday he told WWAY although the drawings are close to his heart, he is excited for someone else to enjoy them.

"If somebody likes something and they want to hang it in their home and relate to it, I would much rather that happen than the drawings just sit in a box and collect dust, which is what they've been doing," Frucci said.

Frucci put all his finances into this voyage, and he plans on using the money raised from the art sale to eat, live and function while in bermuda.

Don King is producing a documentary on Frucci's trip. He admits the production of "Changing Course" and Frucci's journey may end soon.

"He's basically in a mode now where he's trying to reflect now as to whether to continue onward with the voyage or... or not," King said.

Frucci's boat will be hauled out in the next few days to have the damage assessed. Frucci is trying to decide whether he will temporarily return to Wilmington, using frequent flyer miles to fly home.

Despite everything he has been through, Frucci is happy to have accomplished as much as he has.

"I'm so glad I did it," he said. "It was one of the most intense experiences, one of the most scariest experiences I've ever had, but at the same time I've learned so much about myself during the process."

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