Saturday, June 07, 2014

Russell Henry Still Gunning for The Vancouver Island Circumnavigation Speed Record

Russell Henry is well into Day Eight of his attempt to set the record for fastest kayak circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, and he's over half-way. Thursday evening, he passed by Victoria, where Ben Garrett snapped this picture of Russell passing Trial Island which is the southern-most point of his trip. This evening, he's closing in on Parksville on the east coast of the island.
Currently, the record for fastest circumnavigation is held by Colin Angus who completed the 1,100 km 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.

On the other hand, there is something to be said for taking your time. Tara Mullvany is taking a more leisurely pace around Vancouver Island as we speak. Russell's probably going to catch up to her at some point. Check out her blog here.

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