Plans are afoot for Russell Henry, son of Ocean River Sports' big kahuna Brian Henry, to try to break the Vancouver Island Circumnavigation speed record in a few weeks. Currently, the record for fastest circumnavigation is held by Colin Angus who completed the trip in a rowboat in 15 days, 11 hours, and 47 minutes. The quickest circumnavigation by a kayak was by Joe O'Blenis in 16 days, 12 hours, 14 minutes. Joe commented on the Kayak Yak Facebook page, "Oh, this is awesome! I hope he does it, I'd love to see my time for the kayak circumnavigation get broke! I'll be cheering him on big time. I know Colin will as well!"
Russell is no stranger to epic kayak trips -- he recently completed a 7,000 km kayak trip from Brazil to Florida with his brother Graham. To break the record, he will have to average 70km in his kayak everyday for two weeks. Follow his preparations on his website.