Wavelength Magazine, Joe O'Blenis launched his kayak out of Nanaimo this morning in his attempt to recapture the Vancouver Island Circumnavigation speed record. Sean Morley currently holds the record of 17 days and change. In 2007, Joe set the previous record of 23 days. To reclaim the record, Joe must complete the 1,150 km trip by the early afternoon of September 5, averaging about 70 km a day.As noted over at
You can follow Joe's progress on his SPOT page, on Wavelength Magazine's Vancouver Island Circumnavigation page, or on Joe's own page.