Counterpoint to the David Vanns of the world: - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 02-13-2008 Thread Starter
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Counterpoint to the David Vanns of the world:

In stark contrast to the sure-to-be-entertaining "Tin Can" saga....

Here is a fellow, in a typically Canadian quiet, competent, unassuming manner, doing a singlehanded nonstop circumnavigation (west about) with little fanfare in an apparently well found Cheoy Lee 40.

Having left Victoria BC in September, he is soon to cross his "half way" longitude, having crossed the Pacific and well into the Indian Ocean by now.

His website/blog:

http://www.kimchowaroundtheworld.com/public/index.html

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 02-13-2008
Member
 
supergrade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Brilliant! Thanks for the great link-- you're right, this is the diametric opposite of David "Already Sank Once" Vann's stunt.

1977 Bristol 29.9

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam."
supergrade is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 22 Old 02-13-2008
Thanks Courtney.
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: IL
Posts: 3,954
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Faster- While I might have to take some issue with the Canadian due canonization description, not to mention his speedo, I have to take my hat off to someone who appears to be doing it right. Thanks for posting this.

hunter Legend 37 Semper Paratus
Formerly - Tartan 34C Yawl
T34C is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 22 Old 02-13-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
     
Wow

That wasent a refit ...That was a rebuild ...Pretty boat..Got to love all that new chrome.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 22 Old 02-14-2008
Senior Member
 
Valiente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
In stark contrast to the sure-to-be-entertaining "Tin Can" saga....
Thanks for that link...the guy sounds right on the money in terms of planning and attitude. Despite the fact that he's picked about the hardest route possible for a non-stop solo guy in a 40 footer, I didn't get any feelings of apprehension about Kim Chow compared to Tin Can.
Valiente is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 22 Old 02-14-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
This is a lot less disturbing than the Tin Can attempt... I wish him luck...

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 22 Old 02-14-2008
Barkeep - Sailor's Pub
 
craigtoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Magothy River, MD
Posts: 1,946
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
Send a message via AIM to craigtoo Send a message via Yahoo to craigtoo Send a message via Skype™ to craigtoo
Kim Chow

Great read..exciting !

Thanks for the post....

craig

-C2
1987 Sabre 34 "Saoirse"
Meet me at the
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



I love
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
craigtoo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 22 Old 02-15-2008
Not So Senior Member
 
Sapperwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Beautiful boat..... bad underwear

Dictated, but not read.
Sapperwhite is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 22 Old 02-22-2008 Thread Starter
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Funny, no word on the "tin man" for a while.

KimChow passed the half way point a couple of days ago, and is now on the homeward leg. Obviously tough going the "wrong way" but this guy is quite the sailor, I'd say. And even though half way he's still got two of the toughest capes to go. I wish him well.

http://www.kimchowaroundtheworld.com...ruary2008.html

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 22 Old 02-22-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Faster...he is back in sanfrancisco on the hard...talking about repairs and an attempt next December ....maybe:
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/blog/tincan

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
THE Yacht Builder List T37Chef Boat Review and Purchase Forum 26 07-08-2011 05:51 AM
Brazilian a world champ with David Bowie covers album (Moldova.org) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-26-2006 04:15 AM
World Cruising Plans Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 02-27-2002 07:00 PM
Nautica Star Class World Championships Dobbs Davis Racing Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome