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Northwest Passage Sailor Looking Forward To Pint In Dingle

23rd October 2014
Northwest Passage Sailor Looking Forward To Pint In Dingle

#Offshore - Canadian sailor Erkan Gursoy, who recently navigated the Northwest Passage solo, says he's looking forward to a pint once he reaches Irish waters, as RTÉ News reports.

The 67-year-old boat builder from Vancouver is currently some 500km off the west coast in his 11m yacht Altan Girl after riding out the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo that brought heavy winds to Ireland in recent days.

And despite the initial concerns of the Irish Coast Guard, he's "not in any difficulty" as he makes slow but steady progress across the Atlantic bound for port at Dingle.

Besides, he's faced his share of bigger challenges since setting out on his epic voyage earlier this year, such as getting stuck in Arctic ice for 10 days in July – during which time he had to fend off the advances of dangerous polar bears.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

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