Russell Henry will begin his attempt to break the Vancouver Island Circumnavigation speed record in a kayak on Friday. He posted the following note yesterday: "I will be leaving from Willows Beach, or more specifically Willows Park which is right at the Willows Beach Tea Room. I am setting off at 12:30 on the button. If you want to come out and see me off come down a little early as I can't be late! Everyone's welcome! Hope to see you there!"
Russell will have to average about 70 km of paddling a day to break the record om his 1,100 km trip. 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.
You can follow Russell's progress on his website, or his Facebook page.