Veteran Polish adventurer plans third Atlantic crossing 14.03.2016 15:23 Veteran Polish ocean adventurer Aleksander Doba is planning a third solo kayak trip across the Atlantic.
Doba told Poland’s IAR news agency that he plans to set off from the Hudson river in New Jersey in the US on 14 May, on a route of over 3,000 nautical miles. He will head southeast in a bid to avoid transatlantic liners and fierce storms.
He aims to reach Europe around 9 September to meet his family on the day of his 70th birthday.
On a previous trip, Doba paddled across the Atlantic's widest point, from Lisbon to Florida. He was 68 at the time.
It took him 167 days to complete the longest open-water kayaking expedition across the Atlantic in history, a feat which earned him the 2015 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year title. - See more at: www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/244609,Veteran-Polish-adventurer-plans-third-Atlantic-crossing#sthash.gth61dCt.dpuf
AMAZING - he reminds me of my coach who worked with youth in a kayaking club in Krakow in 20th century. I practised the sport for a few years.
Doba transatlantic trek on track after US allows food through customs 25.05.2016 15:20 The solo transatlantic voyage of Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba will start as planned after US customs officials released freeze-dried food it had earlier confiscated. In an earlier Facebook post, Doba had complained about the “arrest” of the food and the bureaucracy of the authorities in the US.
“It sounds absurd to me that the food has been ‘arrested’ for several weeks,” Doba wrote earlier this week after arriving . “I am preparing for the most difficult journey of my life. Unfortunately, a few days before the planned start on 29 May, I do not know if it will happen.”
He added: “The Americans are examining whether the food prepared for me in Poland [which is designed] only for consumption during the trip will not hurt [average] Americans.”
In a later posting Doba said that the expedition would take place as planned after the customs department released his food supply.
Doba plans to set off from the Hudson river in New Jersey in the US on Sunday, on a route of over 3,000 nautical miles. He will head southeast in a bid to avoid transatlantic liners and fierce storms.
He aims to reach Europe to meet his family to celebrate his 70th birthday. - See more at: www.thenews.pl/1/5/Artykul/254344,Doba-transatlantic-trek-on-track-after-US-allows-food-through-customs#sthash.fHdA393W.dpuf