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East to West in Southern Ocean

Some time ago there was thread about a guy who was sailing around the world single handed east to west in the Southern Ocean.

I was wondering what happened to him, whether he was still going or what. I have searched for info on the net and found nothing.

Anybody else have anything on this? I'm sure there are members who are way better with searches than I am.

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If you're referring to Glenn Wakefield aboard Kimchow he unfortunately ran into some serious trouble near the Falklands early this month and has abandoned his trip.

http://www.kimchowaroundtheworld.com/

I'm not sure of the current status of his boat, but he is now back home in Victoria BC after being rescued at sea after a rollover.

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It becomes apparent from his website that he abandoned the boat. Really tough way to end a dream but from the pics in the site he went a heck of a lot further than I would have thought.

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