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Old 02-13-2008
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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
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Brilliant! Thanks for the great link-- you're right, this is the diametric opposite of David "Already Sank Once" Vann's stunt.
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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.
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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.
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This is a lot less disturbing than the Tin Can attempt... I wish him luck...
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Kim Chow

Great read..exciting !

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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
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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
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