Glenn Wakefield is circumnavigating the world. He left BC five weeks ago and is currently a few hundred kilometers south of Hawaii.
OCTOBER 12, 2013 BY MARYLOU WAKEFIELD
I’ve been on the radio with Cliff in NZ and another single hander on a Vega 27 who is sailing from the Galapagos to the Marquesas Islands. I got out my old chart from 1997 today knowing that some time later this afternoon I will be crossing my 1997 Sannu II* tract from Aitutaki to Niue. I will be very close to Aitutaki for the next few days.
It’s been a busy week on board. I managed to tune the rig today and it feels much better. I also looked for the source of the leak, not much luck but I eliminated a few suspects. Nice to transfer the collected water as well. There is almost no wind as I write this. We are rolling along at
1.8 -2 knots. I think it will be like this for the next few days, and maybe all weekend.
I’ll have to figure out something to do with my time. Clean house maybe?
Course 220T Speed 3.5 kts Wind E 5-10 Waves E 1.5m Cloud 30% Temp 3o C
* In 1997, our family sailed across the South Pacific in our 26′ Haida Sannu II that Glenn refers to above. We arrived in Aitutaki in mid August after a particularly rough 6-day crossing (El Nino) to find the local islanders knew all about all our family and had been keeping a lookout for our arrival. The Aitutakians welcomed us into their homes and included us in their traditional island events. We plan to return one day.
As Glenn sails solo around the world, thousands of people will log on to the site daily to check his progress and read about his experience. Like his previous circumnavigation attempt in 2007-2008, kimchowaroundtheworld, many will reach out with questions and comments. And, like last time, Glenn will provide answers and comments as time permits.
To follow his progress on this trip simply visit his website.
From those ‘conversations’, we found out they came from countries around the world and from all walks of life. They’re all ages, married, single, retired, working, men and women, students, and some with children. Many have a keen interest in sailing and boating and extreme adventures of one type or another. And many, are ‘armchair adventurers’ as they describe it, who vicariously enjoyed the adventure from the comfort of their own home.
What they all had in common was a keen interest in this adventure, Glenn’s commitment to fulfill his life’s dream, and his daily experience as he battled to complete his goal.
In 2007-2008, the kimchowaroundtheworld blog saw more than 50,000 visitors from 109 countries on the site. The majority of them visited daily. In addition, we received thousands of messages of support and well wishes.
In 2013, we expect the same if not more people logging on to follow Glenn’s progress and witness his experience as it unfolds.
To follow his progress simply visit his website.
To find out about opportunities for your organization to have a presence on the site by sponsoring Glenn on his circumnavigation, please contact MaryLou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be checking in every now and then as Glen makes his way around the world.