57 year-old Jerome Truran left Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island on Wednesday as he began his attempt to set a new Vancouver Island circumnavigation speed record. The current circumnavigation record is 15 days, 11 hours and 27 minutes set in a rowing rig by adventurer Colin Angus in 2011. The speed record for circumnavigating Vancouver Island in a kayak is 16 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes set by Joe O'Blenis in 2010
Truran has already passed the tricky Brooks Peninsula on the outside of the island as he continues south on his unsupported expedition. You can follow along on his blog.