“Spirit of Bermuda” Intends To Return Tonight

March 27, 2014

Aleksander Olek Doba Spirit of Bermuda Olo, March 23 2014-84The Spirit of Bermuda hopes to cruise back to land late this evening [Mar 27] after heading some 325 nautical miles off Bermuda to drop off Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba.

Mr. Doba is attempting to become the first person to travel from Europe to North America in a kayak, and stopped in Bermuda in order to have his kayak repaired. He started his journey last October in Portugal, and is now heading to Florida.

Spirit of Bermuda CEO Denise Riviere said, “Everyone on Spirit is doing well. As of this morning, the wind had subsided slightly and the swells were still high, but less confused and more spread out.

“The wind is expected to go north this afternoon, forcing Spirit to go slightly east of its waypoint. It is supposed to go NE’erly by this evening, which will allow Spirit to tack over to BDA.

“As things subside, their intention is to motorsail straight in. If they are able to motor straight in, then they are looking at a late evening arrival [10-11pm]. If not, it will be sometime overnight or early morning when they arrive under sail.”

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  1. Family Man says:

    Sounds like some of the crew just can’t wait to get back on solid ground.

    Can’t say I blame them!

  2. nuffin but the truth says:

    Well Done Guys n Gals!

  3. PANGAEA says:

    Why don’t threy take the boat to Boston to give free rides and drum up some tourist business.

    • Micro says:

      Can’t say I disagree. It’d make a great charter vessel and can fulfill its mandate at the same time!