Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2011, 05:14   #1
Registered User
 
beowulfborealis's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 89
Polish Dude Paddles Across the Atlantic

Pretty wild. I love those people who just say WTF!

Kayaker, 64, completes marathon paddle across Atlantic
__________________

__________________
beowulfborealis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 05:26   #2
Registered User
 
Doodles's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA & Krabi, Thailand
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35; Nordica 16
Posts: 2,810
Images: 1
Awesome... love guys like this too!
__________________

__________________
Mundis Ex Igne Factus Est
Doodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 05:27   #3
Registered User
 
Artif's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 261
Inspirational.
__________________
Artif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 05:33   #4
Moderator
 
Pete7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Solent, England
Boat: Moody 31
Posts: 8,514
Images: 14
Barking mad but totally agree, the world would be a dull place with these sorts of characters.

Pete
__________________
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 08:03   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,571
Images: 240
Transatlantic Kayak Crossing: Paddler
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 08:22   #6
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,188
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate

Aint Second Childhoods Fun....
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 08:23   #7
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,725
Very, very impressive. Note that this is not stunt like those who have "swum" across of "jetskied" across accompanied by a comfortable chase boat where they sleep and have meals half the time. He was really autonomous and really alone out there. Very impressive indeed.
__________________
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 12:25   #8
Registered User
 
Unicorn Dreams's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Clear Lake Marine Services - Seabrook, Texas
Boat: Gulfstar, Mark II Ketch, 43'
Posts: 2,359
I guess since paddling is different yjan rowing, they are doing something new. At least all these new record attempts have satellite help these days.

Good luck to them
__________________
Formerly Santana
The winds blow true,The skies stay blue,
Everyday is a good day for SAILING!!!!
Unicorn Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 13:25   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
hummingway's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gabriola Island & Victoria, British Columbia
Boat: Cooper 416 Honeysuckle
Posts: 6,933
Images: 5
Must be like banging your head against the wall though ... it feels great when you stop!
__________________
“We are the universe contemplating itself” - Carl Sagan

hummingway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 14:35   #10
Registered User
 
scook1's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Boat: McGregor venture 15 "IMP"
Posts: 506
Phenomenal! Makes me question just how small of a boat one can cruise in!
Spencer
__________________
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
scook1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 14:57   #11
Registered User
 
PamlicoTraveler's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Depends
Boat: SB 43' Cutter
Posts: 679
Images: 13
Amazing...and there's another thread on here "Will I regret buying a rowing dinghy."
__________________
The next best thing to playing and winning
is playing and losing ...
[I]
PamlicoTraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 15:26   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
maxingout's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Pierce, Phoenix
Boat: Privilege 39 Catamaran, Exit Only
Posts: 2,606
Interesting story. When you are willing to do whatever it takes, you can do lots of unusual things. It doesn't sound like a lot of fun. A good accomplishment, right up there with things like hopping across the Kalahari Desert on only one leg.

The human spirit is amazing.

The apparent life of ease while living on land often is not so easy when it crushes the human spirit. On the other hand, the arduous and disciplined life offshore is a great triumph of the human spirit over mediocrity and boredum.

It's not clear to other people why we do many things, but it usually is clear to us. It may not be important to the world that we follow our dreams, but to us it is supremely important.

GRAND SCHEMES AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS
__________________
Dave -Sailing Vessel Exit Only

http://SailingUNI.com
http://maxingout.com
http://PositiveThinkingSailor.com
maxingout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 19:24   #13
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
I do not think it is anything that special. After all there have been dozens if not hundreds who have already done this. Remember that old Swede who rowed oceans before WW2?

But I believe it is a GREAT adventure and I hope one day I will be able to row across an ocean too. (Anybody willing to sponsor the rowing boat PLS apply by return mail ;-))). They are worth 20k upwards.

On the second thought, drifting in something like a big, habitable ocean bouy could be twice as fun.

b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 19:46   #14
Registered User
 
Sabbatical II's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lake Macquarie
Boat: Bluewater 420 CC
Posts: 756
Images: 1
I would assume that the modern kyak would have auotpilot, AIS & a microwave ?
__________________
Sabbatical II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 20:33   #15
Registered User
 
meburma's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 199
Send a message via AIM to meburma Send a message via Yahoo to meburma Send a message via Skype™ to meburma
This is amazing. Not sure whether I think I'm inspired or in awe of the insanity of it.

Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers
__________________

__________________
meburma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Clean and Polish Standing Rigging MoonlightSailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 13-08-2010 06:30
Polish . . . No Joke! TaoJones General Sailing Forum 11 06-12-2009 06:25
hull polish dakno Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 07-03-2009 10:47
Prism Polish Greg S Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 0 27-05-2008 14:34
Deck Polish? GordMay Construction, Maintenance & Refit 7 05-10-2005 08:07



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:56.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.