Joe O'Blenis

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Vancouver Island Speed Record Attempt JUNE '09

Posted by Joe O' Blenis on June 18, 2009 at 8:18 AM

A few days ago, Victoria BC resident Nick Castro launched his attempt to set a new record for sea kayaking around Vancouver Island. Unfortunately, as of yesterday, Nick has withdrawn due to a severe case of tendinitus in his left arm.

Apparaently the injury flaired up on day 2 and quickly worsened, forcing Nick off the water early on day 3 after about 25 kilometers. He had paddled roughly 65 kilometers on Day 1 and about 45 on Day 2.

The goal was around 80 kilometers per day  in his attempt to break the existing record which was set last fall by Sean Morley who broke my record circumnavigation from the previous year. My own attempt to reclaim the record is still set for this September.

You can view a thread on the Vancouver Island Record at www.wavelengthmagazine.com on their Forums Page.

That being said, it is time for me to have a heary breakfast and then get ready to hit the water on Lake Superior for another training session.

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