Kayaker ready to resume Atlantic trek, but he needs to hitch a lift south

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  • Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba

    Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba


His kayak repaired and his belly full, Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba said the help he has received in Bermuda has been tremendous, but needs just one last favour.

Mr Doba, a retired engineer, is hoping someone can take him and his kayak ‘OLO’ to the point where he was blown off his original course, some 300 miles south of Bermuda.

Mr Doba left Portugal in October last year in a bid to become the first man to kayak solo across the Atlantic from Europe to North America, but his record bid stalled in January after a month-long spate of storms began pushing him north and damaged his kayak’s rudder.

After arriving in Bermuda on Monday — thanks in no small part to the efforts of local marine assistance company Sea Assist and Bermuda Harbour Radio — Mr Doba’s kayak has now been repaired free of charge at Convict Bay Marina in St George’s.

But in order to restart his solo trans-Atlantic trek, Mr Doba must get back on his originally charted course, hopefully nullifying any assistance he received in Bermuda that might invalidate his record attempt.

Anyone willing to help Mr Doba is encouraged to contact The Royal Gazette, or Mr Doba’s friend and colleague Piotr Chmielinski at pchmielinski@hpenviron.com.

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Published Mar 1, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 1, 2014 at 8:10 am)

Kayaker ready to resume Atlantic trek, but he needs to hitch a lift south

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