Sailing a pathfinder across the Cook Strait
I’ve just learned that one brave soul has sailed a pathfinder across the strait between north and south island in New Zealand. Grant Therese achieved this feat yesterday and it took, by my calculations, 9 hours. He was well kitted out with GPS, ERIPs, safety harness etc. I think the Cook Strait suffers strong winds, fast currents and changeable weather. Friends comment on his excellent preparation and planning in advance.
I don’t think this is a small undertaking by any means. In fact I sense it is a rather impressive achievement.
I’m missing sailing and am quite looking forward to doing some voyaging. It won’t be on the scale above but my intention this year is to try and sail down to Falmouth via Fowey and spend a few days around the Fal or alternatively sail eastwards around to Torquay via Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham.
Well done to grant. Quite some achievement in a small open boat.