Friday, June 28, 2013

New Vancouver Island Circumnavigation Record Attempt Ends

I'm a little behind the curve on this piece of news but Jerome Truran, who left Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island on June 12 in an attempt to break the Vancouver Island Circumnavigation speed record, ended his journey a week ago today, nine days into his attempt. He had traveled as far as Ucluelet on the west coast of the island, but as he explained on his blog, he was battling blisters, cold winds, and a headwind forecast that made breaking the record an impossibility.
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.

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