Gabor Rakonczay rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, alone. This took place at the overlap of the 2011/ 2012 year. I just figured it needed a second mention.
We don’t get something like this every day, but if someone knows someone who knows someone….
Hungarian Gabor Rakonczay is attempting to cross the Atlantic single handedly in a custom built canoe. He started from Lagos, Portugal in January and arrived at the Canary Islands 15 days later. On January 25th he continued his voyage to Guadeloupe. Together with his wife Viktoria he has already once crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat. The current journey would be the first solo trans atlantic crossing in a canoe.
Last contact with him was February 6th via SAT-phone. Since then the phone is down and no news has been received from him. His wife believes, that this is due to humidity in the canoe from a capsize Gabor reported one day earlier. She is confident that her husband continues his voyage as planned and is well.
Last reported position Feb 6, 9:00:
23° 49,675’ North
023° 29,095 West
He will probably turn west once he reaches:
16° 28,34’ North
046° 14,29’ West
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~ copied from sailing anarchy post on 2/24/12, credit for article goes to Anarchist Laszlo
Not only was he located but, HE MADE IT! After 50 days of no communication, Gabor Rakonczay has made it across the Atlantic Ocean in just 76 Days, from Europe to the Caribbean, read more here……