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‘No fears’: Kayaker embarks on a 2,400-mile solo journey from California

Cyril Derreumaux, a California resident, has been planning a solo journey from the Golden State to Hawaii since 2018.

Derreumaux’s kayak, which cost around $80,000 to build, is self-righting and has enough room for 70 days worth of food and for him to sleep, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

Derreumaux, 44, on Monday has embarked on a trek from Sausalito to Honolulu, an excursion that will span 2,400 nautical miles and take between 60 and 70 days to finish, according to the publication.

Derreumaux has kayaked for 12 years and said challenging himself was the motivation for the trip, KTVU reported.

“Being alone, is just very different,” he told the station. “I have to be self-aware all of the time, what’s going on mentally, physically. The weather the electronics, the boat evolution, seasickness, sleep deprivation, food nutrition, hydration. There’s so much I have to think so I have to be self-aware at all times.”

Derreumaux moved from France to the Bay Area and runs online stores from his home in Larkspur, KPIX reported.

He told the station that he’s carrying high-calorie bars, smoothie powders and freeze-dried meals.

“There are no fears,” he said. “I have prepared, I feel serene, I feel ready. I have been waiting for this day and conditions are perfect. The boat is ready and I am ready.”

Ed Gillet is the only person who has kayaked alone across this area of the Pacific, which he did in 1987 with the help of a kite, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Rowers have also attempted the trek from California to Hawaii, and Lia Ditton from Point Richmond completed the feat last year in 86 days, according to the publication.

People can follow Derreumaux’s journey via online tracker as he paddles his way to Hawaii.

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by Anonymousreply 37606/11/2021

Can I go with him?

I can help Cyril through those long, lonely nights when he's horny.

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by Anonymousreply 106/01/2021

Well, the Chumash people, native to California, used to take reed boats from mainland Southern California to the Channel Islands all of the time. But California to Hawaii on just a kayak and solo? Sounds a bit nuts to me.

by Anonymousreply 206/01/2021

Can I have his stuff?

by Anonymousreply 306/01/2021

Can I go in the tent?

by Anonymousreply 406/01/2021

[quote]Can I have his stuff?


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by Anonymousreply 506/01/2021

R1, he's not a bad-looking guy. Too bad he has somewhat of a deathwish..

by Anonymousreply 606/01/2021

I’ll cradle him through the stormy seas.

by Anonymousreply 706/01/2021

How would he even sleep?

by Anonymousreply 806/01/2021

He's cute.

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by Anonymousreply 906/01/2021

Where is he going to get/store all of his drinking water?

by Anonymousreply 1006/01/2021

[quote] Where is he going to get/store all of his drinking water?

I'm guessing he can pack enough bottled water for the trip.

by Anonymousreply 1106/01/2021

You’re going to die out there.

by Anonymousreply 1206/01/2021

You can’t walk around on a kayak. Seems like sitting and paddling for 70 days isn’t a great idea.

by Anonymousreply 1306/01/2021

Does this really count as a kayak? lol

It looks like it might even have an engine.

I wonder if he has a desalination machine in the back, also?

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by Anonymousreply 1406/01/2021

It looks like a boat.

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by Anonymousreply 1506/01/2021

I'm hoping that kayak has some built-in shade protection not pictured at R15.

by Anonymousreply 1606/01/2021

Here's a little bit closer view of the kayak, R16.

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by Anonymousreply 1706/01/2021

How is he dealing with his "waste products?"

by Anonymousreply 1806/01/2021

R18 the poop deck

by Anonymousreply 1906/01/2021

I was wondering the same thing. Where does he go poo-poo?

by Anonymousreply 2006/01/2021

RIP Cyril Derreumaux

by Anonymousreply 2106/01/2021

This guy reminds me of the guys who rowed across the ocean in a boat that looked similar. They also had a desalination machine. And then it broke! And they had nothing to back it up with. Yep they almost died!

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by Anonymousreply 2206/01/2021

R13, maybe when he needs to stretch out, he straddles an ocean buoy or takes a nap on the Great Pacific Ocean Gyre.

by Anonymousreply 2306/01/2021

That kayak is big enough that he could pack a couple of cases of bottled water and store it somewhere.

If the crossing takes 60 days or so, all he needs to bring are 3 cases of water, and he's good.

by Anonymousreply 2406/01/2021

How many Starbucks are there between California and Hawaii?

by Anonymousreply 2506/01/2021

He's kinda cute. Good luck. Be careful rationing that fresh water.

by Anonymousreply 2606/01/2021

He's gonna end up stranded on Gilligan's Island.

by Anonymousreply 2706/01/2021

i stay far away from folks like him. I just dont do thrill seeking very well

by Anonymousreply 2806/01/2021

I once did a journey from California to Hawaii in a big air kayak thing. It wasn't solo though, there were other people. Took a fraction of the time it will take this guy.

by Anonymousreply 2906/01/2021

"Can I have his stuff?"


by Anonymousreply 3006/01/2021

[quote] “There are no fears,” he said. “I have prepared, I feel serene, I feel ready. I have been waiting for this day and conditions are perfect. The boat is ready and I am ready.”

They say a sense of serene purpose comes over the depressed person just before they suicide.

by Anonymousreply 3106/01/2021

The idea of all those sharks and orcas under his boat.

Brave man!

by Anonymousreply 3206/01/2021

no way in hell. what about a rogue wave?

by Anonymousreply 3306/01/2021

[quote] The idea of all those sharks and orcas under his boat.

Whales, too.

They're huge and they can tip you over in a second.

However, his kayak is self-righting, so even if he tips over, it'll go right back into position.

by Anonymousreply 3406/01/2021

I hope we keep this thread alive because I want to follow his journey. I like guys like him and would love to do one thing in my life that was out of the ordinary.

Is he single?

by Anonymousreply 3506/01/2021

Isn't June 1 the start of hurricane season in the Northern Pacific?


by Anonymousreply 3606/01/2021

[quote] Is he single?

I'm married to my kayak.

by Anonymousreply 3706/01/2021

Well there's a way to waste $80k...

by Anonymousreply 3806/01/2021

"Whales, too. They're huge and they can tip you over in a second."

I went kayaking in Antarctica, when I was on a nature-geek cruise. A whale swam under my kayak, and gigantic bubbles rose from the black depths and burst all around me.

I wasn't afraid, I was thrilled! I probably should have been afraid.

by Anonymousreply 3906/01/2021

This zaftig elder lez tried to go from Long Beach to Hawaii. She died.

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by Anonymousreply 4006/01/2021

R40, sad. Never underestimate the treacherous Pacific.

by Anonymousreply 4106/01/2021

How can this dude relax enough to sleep? I'd be so keyed up, floating alone in the middle of the Pacific in the dark. Maybe he packed some Clonopan or Xanax.

by Anonymousreply 4206/01/2021

I wonder if he just lies there beating off and eating his jizz 🤔

by Anonymousreply 4306/02/2021

[quote] I wonder if he just lies there beating off and eating his jizz 🤔

Only if he wants to end up in Papua New Guinea, where he'll be eaten by cannibals.

by Anonymousreply 4406/02/2021

Can you imagine his uncut dick being unwashed for days during that trip? No, thank you.

by Anonymousreply 4506/02/2021

do you jump in the ocean when you have to poop? sit over the side? i guess there is no tp.

by Anonymousreply 4606/02/2021

Well, I guess it’s better than being dragged up Mt. Everest by an underpaid Sherpa.

by Anonymousreply 4706/02/2021

R45 No thank you, what? Did he asked you to suck it? What the hell are you talking about? What does this story has to do with god-damn dicks?

by Anonymousreply 4806/02/2021

It'd be so easy to get lost. Being alone in open ocean water is terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 4906/02/2021

Can you imagine how often sharks or whales will knock into your boat to see what it is?

Imagine if he put this money and time into helping a community somehow.

And here's the thing - it's been done before! So what kind of attention do you expect to get?

by Anonymousreply 5006/02/2021

[quote] Imagine if he put this money and time into helping a community somehow.

I'm gonna guess he's a little exhausted from communities and wants to be alone for 60 - 70 days. But yeah, this sounds like a deathwish to me.

by Anonymousreply 5106/02/2021

He must fast for the entire journey!

by Anonymousreply 5206/02/2021

"It'd be so easy to get lost. "

I assume he has GPS, satellite navigation, compass and backup compass, and has worked out some way to keep the kayak on course while he snatches a couple of hours sleep. As long as he isn't hit by a storm, he should be able to find some part of the Hawaiian island chain.

If he is hit by a storm, though, he's fucked.

by Anonymousreply 5306/02/2021

The open ocean is terrifying.

Solitary. Cold. Desolate. Danger lurking all around you.

It would probably drive me insane.

by Anonymousreply 5406/02/2021

I tried one of those sensory deprivation tanks once where you float in salt water (not at all deep-maybe 18" or so) in complete darkness listening to Enya music. Maybe I'm too ADD but I couldn't sit still and relax. I can't imagine being alone in a kayak in the middle of the Pacific for weeks.

I know, MARY!

by Anonymousreply 5506/02/2021

R55, I hope Mr. Derreumaux has Enya music to listen to in that vast, open Pacific.

by Anonymousreply 5606/02/2021

You can see his progress here. Looks like he drifted back a bit while he was sleeping last night.

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by Anonymousreply 5706/02/2021

[quote]Imagine if he put this money and time into helping a community somehow.

Maybe he has, Mary.

“Life is short” “live your best life!” “do what you love!” but don’t, because all the money you’ve earned and saved needs to benefit me and my community first!

by Anonymousreply 5806/02/2021

Maybe he can get Amazon drone deliveries.

by Anonymousreply 5906/02/2021

How long is this trip expected to take?

by Anonymousreply 6006/02/2021

Cyril Derreumaux strikes me as an almost stereotypical Canadian name.

by Anonymousreply 6106/02/2021

60 to 70 days R60..

by Anonymousreply 6206/02/2021

What if a zombie apocalypse happens while he's away?

Or another Covid outbreak and the world shuts down.

Then what?

by Anonymousreply 6306/02/2021

Has his journey begun yet?

by Anonymousreply 6406/02/2021

I'll offer him a lay when he gets to Hawaii.

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by Anonymousreply 6506/02/2021

Jon Krakauer is at his typewriter as we speak ... "Into the Pacific." Or "Into the Ocean."

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by Anonymousreply 6606/02/2021

Who plays him in the tragicadventure movie?

by Anonymousreply 6706/02/2021

He could go insane

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by Anonymousreply 6806/02/2021

r63 = idiot

by Anonymousreply 6906/02/2021

Has he died yet?

by Anonymousreply 7006/02/2021

Cyril! Wait.........!

by Anonymousreply 7106/02/2021

[quote] Cyril Derreumaux strikes me as an almost stereotypical Canadian name.

It doesn’t sound Canadian at all, because he’s French.

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by Anonymousreply 7206/02/2021

[quote] doesn’t sound Canadian at all

Quebec is an alien province within Canada.

by Anonymousreply 7306/02/2021

He's Québécois?

by Anonymousreply 7406/02/2021

1. He must be REALLY sick of people to seek out 60-70 days alone in the middle of the ocean. 2) I have no earthly clue how he could relax at night enough to sleep. 3) Rain happens, especially in the Pacific nearer to Hawaii; does he have some contraption that he straps over the kayak opening? 4) Even though that boat is big, it really doesn't look big enough to store enough food and water for a 60-70 trip; is he planning on maybe meeting up with somebody halfway to Hawaii? 5) Yeah...the whole poop thing. Peeing is obviously fine, but the other just seems like a literal pain in the ass.

In summary, coming to a theater near you soon, "Cyril's Song: the life, journey and death of a dreamer."

by Anonymousreply 7506/02/2021

[quote] Derreumaux moved from France to the Bay Area

Doh, me.

by Anonymousreply 7606/02/2021

This is similar to the what Polynesian Voyaging Society has been doing since 1976, although they travel on a double-hulled canoe, rather than a kayak.

I think that a large canoe is more desirable because there's more room to move around.

However, they don't use any modern technology to make the voyage.

This canoe has sailed from Hawaii to Tahiti a number of times, and it's slightly farther than the trip from Hawaii to California.

Interestingly, they can make the trip in about a month because they use wind and sails to propel the canoe. The poor kayaking guy has to paddle the whole way.

Also, they can poop and pee over the side of the canoe, which is probably easier than trying to do it off of a small kayak.

Another benefit of the canoe is that it can accommodate more than just one person, so it's not as lonely as traveling in a one-person kayak.

Whatever the case, all I know is that all these people are very brave to undertake this kind of adventure.

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by Anonymousreply 7706/02/2021

Another interesting thing of note is that Polynesians have been traveling over thousands of miles of open ocean with no modern instruments, for over a thousand years.

They were sailing the vast Pacific Ocean, for centuries before Europeans even dared venture across the Atlantic.

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by Anonymousreply 7806/02/2021

He is turning round as we speak.

by Anonymousreply 7906/02/2021

What, R79????

Are you serious????

I can't believe he's giving up. Why?

by Anonymousreply 8006/02/2021

R79, I don't see that anywhere. You can track him at site linked below.

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by Anonymousreply 8106/02/2021

I don't see that on the tracker.

by Anonymousreply 8206/02/2021

Born in Hawaii and my parents still live there (but I'm not Polynesian). Yes, r78 they've been making that trip for hundreds of years (or longer) and the boat they use is not called a kayak, it's called a catamaran and has sails, so the trip will be much shorter (along with far more man/woman power).

by Anonymousreply 8306/02/2021

R83, can you believe that little Hawaiian canoe sailed around the world?

Across the Pacific, through Indian Ocean, to South Africa, the Caribbean, the US East Coast, through the Panama Canal, back to the Pacific and then to Hawaii again.

It's pretty amazing.

Here's the Hokulea arriving in New York City.

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by Anonymousreply 8406/02/2021

The Hawaiian canoe meets a Viking Ship on the Erie Canal.

This is cool and kind of hilarious.

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by Anonymousreply 8506/02/2021

'I was able to make west way with side waves on my right side. Swell increased size progressively as the wind picked up too. White appeared so I decided to stop for the day. I paddled non stop for 7 hours and am super tired. Still a bit weak from yesterday's sea sickness so can't eat much. Forcing myself. Wind is increasing tonight and stronger and stronger until Saturday.'

And this is only day three? Will he last a week?

by Anonymousreply 8606/03/2021

You all have no idea what 7 foot swells look like on the open ocean.

Can you imagine 20 to 30 foot swells?


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by Anonymousreply 8706/03/2021

Ok, i zoomed in on the tracker and it does appear like he's made a loop to turn back. He must be really sick...he has barely made any progress today.

by Anonymousreply 8806/03/2021

r88^^ here. I take it back - for yesterday he made it for 23.9 nautical miles. He could be anchored for a rest, but when you zoom in, it does appear he is making a loop and heading back. No shame in that; if he's sick, and not doing well, that's the smart thing to do. I hope he's okay and hasn't taken on water.

by Anonymousreply 8906/03/2021

That means 70 days without a shower too.

by Anonymousreply 9006/03/2021

R90, that's okay, he's French -- he can deal

by Anonymousreply 9106/03/2021

If he makes it to Hawaii, he's going to have an incredible pair of arms.

What a terrific fist top Cyril will be!

by Anonymousreply 9206/03/2021

R50 How much of your time and money did you invest in "the community" this month?

by Anonymousreply 9306/03/2021

[quote] 1. He must be REALLY sick of people to seek out 60-70 days alone in the middle of the ocean.

Possibly. He lives in a big metro area in the country's most populous state. Wanting to take a little break from people isn't always an uncommon feeling. 😂

by Anonymousreply 9406/03/2021

I wonder if he'll need something to read on the way.

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by Anonymousreply 9506/03/2021

He immediately became seasick? He doesn't seem to have really thought this through.

by Anonymousreply 9606/03/2021

Lol R96. That's exactly what I was thinking!!!

What kind of ocean adventurer gets seasick? I've never heard of such a thing.

Usually, people who undertake this sort of thing, have tried it many times before, and thus know whether or not they will be able to handle it.

What a silly goose he is.

by Anonymousreply 9706/03/2021

No matter how horrific this voyage is, it's probably still preferable to a Carnival cruise.

by Anonymousreply 9806/03/2021

He's either drifting, drunk or returning.

by Anonymousreply 9906/03/2021

He drifts back a bit overnight while he’s sleeping.

by Anonymousreply 10006/03/2021

almost three months of just seeing water. i'd think i'd start hallucinating.

i'm very interested in his journey.

by Anonymousreply 10106/03/2021

I think he's going to try pushing onward for at least a week.

by Anonymousreply 10206/03/2021

I just hope he doesn't take that California Shooter's Rage with him to Hawaii.

by Anonymousreply 10306/03/2021

Is he gay?

by Anonymousreply 10406/03/2021

Is he moving yet?

The sun has come up already, so he must be paddling again.

by Anonymousreply 10506/03/2021

Looks like he abandoned his original idea and decided to go to Alaska instead

by Anonymousreply 10606/03/2021

He’s cute but either stupid or crazy. I think he is underestimating how far Hawaii is from California. I don’t think you’d make it in a kayak.

by Anonymousreply 10706/03/2021

R106 here He's going north

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by Anonymousreply 10806/03/2021

Lol. Poor guy seems clueless.

However, I'm assuming that he's using the North Pacific current to get to Hawaii.

If he catches it in the right place, he'll be able to use the strength of the current to assist with his paddling.

It would be harder to go North, because it would be going against the current.

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by Anonymousreply 10906/03/2021

You have to use the currents when traveling on the ocean.

It's how Columbus got to the Americas, and how trash ends up where it does.

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by Anonymousreply 11006/03/2021

This is actually a better look at the Pacific currents.

I wonder if he could catch one, and just let the current do all the work to get him to Hawaii, instead of paddling?

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by Anonymousreply 11106/03/2021

is he taking the scenic route or what?

by Anonymousreply 11206/03/2021

R45 He should have brought me along to give it a bath every night.

by Anonymousreply 11306/03/2021

Maybe he only just woke up; it's 8:30 am where he is.

by Anonymousreply 11406/03/2021

Maybe we should start a DL betting pool on when the Coast Guard gets called to rescue him. I give it 10 days tops.

by Anonymousreply 11506/03/2021

I love him so much.

by Anonymousreply 11606/03/2021

Will he yell out “Land HO!” when he arrives?

by Anonymousreply 11706/03/2021

[quote] Will he yell out “Land HO!” when he arrives?

I'm sure no one will care.

They'll probably think that he's a tourist who rented a kayak.

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by Anonymousreply 11806/03/2021

This expedition kind of reminds me of that lesbian who swam from Cuba to Florida. Such a pointless goal, and I remember she looked like a blobfish that sucked dick for a living when she finally emerged from the sea.

by Anonymousreply 11906/03/2021

He must be independently wealthy to do this.

by Anonymousreply 12006/03/2021

Have never understood these physical challenges where you risk death. Hell I don't even understand the marathon thing. So you ran 26 miles? Nobody cares. And you are aging your body faster.

by Anonymousreply 12106/03/2021

[quote]how Columbus got to the Americas, and how trash ends up where it does

Aren't those the same thing?

by Anonymousreply 12206/03/2021

He works for a winemaking technology company.

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by Anonymousreply 12306/03/2021

Wouldn’t his arms get fucking tired?

by Anonymousreply 12406/03/2021

R124 at least both his arms would be swole unlike your one arm you use to spank your monkey 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 12506/03/2021

How DOES an ocean adventurer get seasick?

People with good stomachs don't get seasick if they can see the horizon, it allows the brain to regain a sense of equilibrium and stop the motion sickness - which BTW is why birdwatchers on pelagic trips don't get seasick, while sport fishermen do, the birders are looking out to see all the time. But a kayaker in swell can't see the horizon, a kayaker in the open ocean is going to be sitting down all the time with a butt that's slightly below the waterline, so even a three-foot swell can block their view of the horizon, and with a seven-foot swell or a twenty-foot swell, all they can see is the side of the next wave. Does this guy have a lot of open ocean experience?

by Anonymousreply 12606/03/2021

In R111's map, the currents move south. But Cyril... he's improbably moving north.

Not looking good for this guy.

by Anonymousreply 12706/03/2021

A whale has eaten him.

by Anonymousreply 12806/03/2021

He doesn't seemed to have moved at all since I checked his tracker a few hours ago (8 am or so CA time), but he's posted: "resting in the cabin probably until Tuesday at least." So he's not going to paddle for the next five days? "I made water. Cleaned with baby wipes." Well there's something to be thankful for.

by Anonymousreply 12906/03/2021

Where the fuck is he going?

by Anonymousreply 13006/03/2021

R130 anywhere the ocean takes him.

by Anonymousreply 13106/03/2021

R131 Has he given up?

by Anonymousreply 13206/03/2021

[quote]A whale has eaten him.

I was nowhere near the place!

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by Anonymousreply 13406/03/2021

He is actively living out AND SPENDING MONEY on one of my hell on earth death fears...floating endlessly in the ocean.

by Anonymousreply 13506/03/2021

Maybe he should have started on the Hudson with a New York to New Jersey journey.

by Anonymousreply 13606/03/2021

[quote]He lives in a big metro area in the country's most populous state. Wanting to take a little break from people isn't always an uncommon feeling. 😂

There are better ways to "take a little break from people".

by Anonymousreply 13706/03/2021

[quote]I think he is underestimating how far Hawaii is from California. I don’t think you’d make it in a kayak.

I thought this trip took way too long the last time I went in United Business Class.

by Anonymousreply 13806/03/2021

He should go south but stay close to the coast so he can forage inland and get supplies when necessary and go all the way to the Panama Canal.


by Anonymousreply 13906/03/2021

He's not paddling for 5 days? It's sort of amazing how quickly this went wayward.

IF he wants to go back, does he have to paddle back or can he radio someone to come get him?

by Anonymousreply 14006/03/2021

Not looking too good, that's a tight turn in quite the wrong direction he's taken. Lay off the wine buddy.

So he has an anchor? Isn't that cheating? I thought the self-righting craft was bad enough. Hang on, he also has a cabin? Is that where his full en suite bathroom is? (I want to know about the poop thing too) Where's the outboard motor? His first mate? The Professor and Mary Ann?

Made water as in the classical "whizzed" or doing some desalinization?

by Anonymousreply 14106/03/2021

R140 I'm sure they can scoot out there and pick him up. And if he's too sick to radio for help / doesn't respond to check-ins, they likely have a plan in place to save his ass.

I really don't get the early seasickness either. He must have done a week or at least a couple of days in a row as a test run.

I'm starting to root for the whale.

by Anonymousreply 14206/03/2021

I can't imagine just deciding to "hang out" for 4 - 6 days to wait out the wind. I am cheering for this guy but it's not looking great.

by Anonymousreply 14306/03/2021

Where is the post where he said he was going to wait it out? Could someone copy and paste it? I'm looking for it on the tracker/log thing, but can't find it.

by Anonymousreply 14406/03/2021

Just found it, never mind. Seems certainly odd.

by Anonymousreply 14506/03/2021

it's on his comments on the tracker log some time today.

by Anonymousreply 14606/03/2021

Here's his latest post:

[quote]Later in the day I wanted to paddle so I came out to the deck to get ready and realized something was wrong as I couldn't move the steering lines. Looking back I saw my retrieval line was entangled. I stripped to my underwear and added the tether attached to the lifeline on starboard and followed it to the rudder. After 5 minutes the line was untangled. ⁠That was enough for the day- with the wind picking up I went back into the cabin. Mentally I am feeling good, but preparing for what might be a number of days in the cabin.⁠

Not getting why he had to do this in only his underwear.

by Anonymousreply 14706/03/2021

His amygdala may be undersized.

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by Anonymousreply 14806/03/2021

It would be helpful if he said just how bad the winds are, from what direction, etc. He's going to sit for longer than he's been out for. Considering he's not currently paddling, you'd think he'd have time to give a bit more technical detail.

by Anonymousreply 14906/03/2021

Will he masturbate while waiting days to paddle again.

by Anonymousreply 15006/03/2021

"He was doing what he loved."

by Anonymousreply 15106/03/2021

This morning I watched the ending of "Open Water."

Good luck, pal.

by Anonymousreply 15206/03/2021

r152 I've never watched that movie. On purpose. I can think of nothing more terrifying. Even as a really young kid growing up in SoCal and going to the beach often, I was always afraid of what lies beneath.

Well that and knowing you're going to die from an imminent plane crash for more than a minute or two.

by Anonymousreply 15306/03/2021

[quote]R123 He works for a winemaking technology company.

So, an alcoholic.

He just stocked the boat with booze.

by Anonymousreply 15406/03/2021

I pray he brought a phone charger, and that the delicious footage is one day recovered.

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by Anonymousreply 15506/03/2021

He’s probably gone. Let’s move on.

by Anonymousreply 15606/03/2021

I'll put up a wager at 21 days he calls it and rescues for help. I hope he proves me wrong, in the good way.

by Anonymousreply 15706/03/2021

...Is he drunk?

by Anonymousreply 15806/03/2021

I would imagine he'd be smart enough to not drink and keep his wits about him while out in life or death situations all day/every day. Also, drinking dehydrates you, which is the LAST thing you want when you're traveling on salt water with probably a limited amount of drinking water besides what you process.

by Anonymousreply 15906/03/2021

R159 Well, where the fuck is he going?

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by Anonymousreply 16006/03/2021

If the wind is against him, he might have no choice but to stall or go sideways. Sailboats can use the wind to move forward, even a direct headwind, but if you've ever tried to kayak into a strong headwind you know how exhausting it can be - and if the wind is strong enough then you just can't move forward. If he's going in the wrong direction or staying still, it may be to avoid going into the headwind and wearing himself out. If "making water" means he has a desalinizer on board, then he's okay to just wait for a while, as long as he has enough food to last for an extra week or two.

I presume he has something on board that will give him detailed forecasts and weather conditions, so he knows what's up with what, where.

by Anonymousreply 16106/03/2021

If the winds and current are against him, all the paddling/power arming in the world won't help him get very far and will just exhaust him (and potentially end in a fatal outcome). that's why people die in Pacific riptides; they are trying to fight against something they don't have much foreknowledge about.

If he had a sail, it would be different. He has probably looked at the winds/currents/weather conditions and realized he is better to just hang out as much as he can until/unless something changes (which of course, it can, in an instant). Nothing on the ocean is certain and he is ONE person, not a viking or hawaiian troop to power through it.

by Anonymousreply 16206/03/2021

If he needs to get rescued, he'd better damn well be paying for it himself.

by Anonymousreply 16306/03/2021

Nah, 163...did you see his page of supporters/backers? he has this shit lined up already (or should have). Not that i mean he thought it would go like this, but with all of his high profile supporters, this would already have been an approved contingency plan if things didn't go well.

I wonder if they discussed how long he needed to be out there "battling the elements" before they would "save" him. That sounds diabolical, yet i can't imagine that's not a possibility. there wasn't enough hype around it.

I really hope he's okay.

by Anonymousreply 16406/03/2021

[quote]R162 If the winds and current are against him, all the paddling/power arming in the world won't help him get very far and will just exhaust him (and potentially end in a fatal outcome).

This is the dream.

by Anonymousreply 16506/03/2021

Thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 16606/03/2021

He will die 10 days before reaching his final destination

by Anonymousreply 16706/03/2021

Maybe he’ll be super resourceful like Redford in All is Lost.

by Anonymousreply 16806/03/2021

He's going north when he should be going south?

by Anonymousreply 16906/03/2021

Yeah, we're already wondering if he has either 1) drifted while asleep or decided to ride out wind/tides for 4 to 5 days, 2) he decided to paddle toward a pacific tide towards Hawaii or 3) he might not be with us anymore or gave up.

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by Anonymousreply 17106/03/2021

Is there any adaptation to seasickness/movement of water (i.e. people "getting their sea legs") or is that just looking at the horizon to stop being seasick? A lot of crew members don't get to stay on board in a place where they can constantly view the horizon, yet some manage to adapt regardless.

But wtf--this guy should've packed meclizine! Seasickness is no joke.

I've gotten more motion sick as I've aged. As a kid I could read in cars, go on countless roller coasters and not get sick. Now I can't even look at my phone in the passenger side without starting to feel ill. Wish I knew why that was.

by Anonymousreply 17206/03/2021

It's the opposite for me, R172, I got carsick all the time as a kid, and I've only been motion-sick as an adult once - during a storm on the Great Southern Ocean between South America and Antarctica, which hardly counts. I mean I've felt queasy many a time, but I've been able to look at the horizon and tell myself that I don't feel sick, and the queasy has gone away.

But again, a kayaker in swells over three feet high can't see much of the horizon.

by Anonymousreply 17306/03/2021

Why the dearth and brevity of posts? If he's hunkering down it's not like he's got a lot of other things to do.

He's totally drunk and his sponsors are trying to figure a way out of this mess while saving face. Maybe they'll fake a pirate story.

by Anonymousreply 17406/03/2021

A bit about seasickness:

Seasickness is a result of a conflict in the inner ear, where the human balance mechanism resides, and is caused by a vessel’s erratic motion on the water. Inside the cabin of a rocking boat, for example, the inner ear detects changes in both up-and-down and side-to-side acceleration as one’s body bobs along with the boat. But, since the cabin moves with the passenger, one’s eyes register a relatively stable scene. Agitated by this perceptual incongruity, the brain responds with a cascade of stress-related hormones that can ultimately lead to nausea, vomiting, and vertigo.

Additionally, an affected person’s symptoms can be magnified by the strong odors of things like diesel fumes and fish. Seasickness usually occurs in the first 12 to 24 hours after “setting sail,” and dissipates once the body acclimates to the ship's motion. It’s rare for anyone to get or stay ill beyond the first couple of days at sea—unless the vessel encounters really rough waves.

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by Anonymousreply 17506/03/2021

I got sea sick half an our after leaving shore.

by Anonymousreply 17606/03/2021

My father once told me, on the way to the European Front on the "Queen Mary," he was seasick every day, along with many other guys at the ship's railing!

Indeed, it was that and similar shared experiences during WWII that led to more extensive research of anti-nausea meds.

by Anonymousreply 17706/04/2021

i hope he's dealing with it. but if he isn't, i hope he's turning back.

by Anonymousreply 17806/04/2021

He seems like someone prone to magical thinking and denial of reality.

by Anonymousreply 17906/04/2021

Anyone can get sea sick.

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by Anonymousreply 18006/04/2021

Or a villain on the erstwhile show "Psych," r31!

by Anonymousreply 18106/04/2021

According to his last post, he's still on anchor and watching season 3 of Seinfeld, but is being careful to "ration them" as he knows there will be more days like these.

This is starting to feel like a parody.

Now rooting for both a whale AND pirates.

by Anonymousreply 18206/04/2021

Season 3 of GirlsGirlsGirls XXX! Imagine all his jizz everywhere! 🤤

by Anonymousreply 18306/04/2021

Time to send some trannies on a party barge out to save his sorry ass.

by Anonymousreply 18406/04/2021

He's hardly gone anywhere, according to the tracker map! I think reading his posts evidencing his descent into madness will be fascinating!

"The mermaids swim past and laugh at my human legs. We are running out of bottled water. Tomorrow I will dive to get more. I fear my crew is preparing to mutiny....."

by Anonymousreply 18506/04/2021

He cray.

by Anonymousreply 18606/04/2021

What's a winemaking technology company?

by Anonymousreply 18706/04/2021

I grew up in Florida and spent my life on boats of all sizes. I also did cruise ships several times and never had an issue with sea sickness. That being said,the last time I took a cruise I was violently sea sick from beggining to end .It took 3 days after i got off the ship before I got my land legs back. Havent been on a cruise since.

by Anonymousreply 18806/04/2021

I love him and a big fan. Hope he continues

by Anonymousreply 18906/04/2021

The need to get a loooong stick and dangle his only corkscrew at the end of it.

by Anonymousreply 19006/04/2021

He needs to present hole!

by Anonymousreply 19106/04/2021

Looks like he’s making a little forward progress today. Wonder if he’s paddling or if it’s just the wind. At least he’s headed in the right direction now.

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by Anonymousreply 19206/04/2021

Yeah, he's a few hundred yards towards Hawaii from where he was for the past day or two. Aloha!

by Anonymousreply 19306/04/2021

Five days and he's only as far south as Santa Cruz. If you know Northern California, you know this guy is in trouble.

by Anonymousreply 19406/04/2021

Cut him some slack r194, he had a hangover to recover from, and then a Seinfeld binge watch session came up, cut him some slack, sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 19506/04/2021

I was never going to Hawaii! This was all PR for my technology based wine!

by Anonymousreply 19606/04/2021

God. I took a red eye from Honolulu to LA a few months ago and thought I wasn't going to make it from lack of sleep and boredom. He's an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 19706/04/2021

I hope he gets HBO Max out there on the high seas so he won't miss the Friends reunion!

by Anonymousreply 19806/04/2021

No imagination, r187? Wine doesn't make itself.

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by Anonymousreply 19906/04/2021

Dead yet??

by Anonymousreply 20006/04/2021

He seemingly is moving down again. I bet his sponsors messaged him and told him he was not having three fucking days off binging Seinfeld.

by Anonymousreply 20106/04/2021

[quote]I stripped to my underwear and added the tether attached to the lifeline


by Anonymousreply 20206/04/2021

hot man

by Anonymousreply 20306/04/2021

He seems back on course but when you bring the entire map to Hawaii in view he's seems to have made so little progress as if the trip really hasn't even really started yet.

by Anonymousreply 20406/04/2021

He is fish food.

by Anonymousreply 20506/04/2021

What’s his damage? The guy is clearly not playing with a full deck. People who feel the need to prove themselves by doing something dangerous and completely useless, are deficient.

by Anonymousreply 20606/04/2021

But is he hung r206

by Anonymousreply 20706/04/2021

R207 I doubt it. Meaty cocks are busy fucking. Not isolating themselves from opportunities to get laid.

by Anonymousreply 20806/04/2021

I just re-read the article I posted at (r40) and it has all the hallmarks of this adventure except catered to a Datalounge audience. How have I/we not heard about this on here? * Angela, our protagonist, who is 6"1, partially paralyzed (cane+wheelchair), shaves her head and puts up with no shit * She has a partner named DEB * She worked as a mechanic for SEARS and U-Haul, also was in the military *Sadly she died on her trip, whatever happened to her is vague and/or unknown

by Anonymousreply 20906/04/2021

R209 Whales.

by Anonymousreply 21006/04/2021

Well, r209, it actually seems pretty clear what happened to Angela from the article. It became necessary for her to get in the water to fix something. The autopsy says she drowned, and found only scrapes / bruising on one of her lower legs. The only unknown is what exactly caused her to be unable to get back in the boat that caused her to drown still tethered to it.

She does sound like an amazing life force.

by Anonymousreply 21106/04/2021

Still parked on his ass. Aren't high winds, gusts and big "swell" part of being on the high seas? How calm does it have to be for him to feel safe? I'm starting to think he's never gone any further than diddling around in the bay.

"Few more days on the sea anchor to let the high winds, gusts and big swell go and it will be safe again to paddle. Can't wait"

by Anonymousreply 21206/04/2021

Great White #1 to Great White #2: "This delivery order is taking forEVER!"

by Anonymousreply 21306/04/2021

[quote]People who feel the need to prove themselves by doing something dangerous and completely useless, are deficient.

And you are utterly judgmental and boring. I’m glad I don’t know you.

by Anonymousreply 21406/04/2021

It stands to reason he's going to run into an awful lot of huge swells and winds during his journey. if he takes 4 days off every time that happens, his 60-70 day journey is going to end up being over double that.

by Anonymousreply 21506/04/2021

R199 I make wine myself. Almost everyone here where I live has a vineyard and makes wine, I just have no idea what a winemaking technology company would be.

by Anonymousreply 21606/04/2021

R214, you should take a kayak into the center of an active volcano.

by Anonymousreply 21706/04/2021

R216, The article at my link at r199 LITERALLY GIVES THE NAMES OF "wine-making technology" companies!

DO try, Dear.

by Anonymousreply 21806/04/2021

Dude, watch the 3rd season of Seinfeld and start paddling a bit more than a few miles you drifted. The Hawaiians made it, you can at least make it through a few rough days and learn some things, right?

by Anonymousreply 21906/04/2021

^^have swimmed in, not enough characters, almost fucking drowned trying to boogie board. Something I did my entire life growing up in SoCal.

by Anonymousreply 22006/04/2021

Has he made water again?

by Anonymousreply 22106/05/2021

So. he is going back to where he was three days ago...

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by Anonymousreply 22206/05/2021

R220, what does “swimmed” mean?

by Anonymousreply 22306/05/2021

So he's heading back to where he was 3 days ago? Instead of two months he'll need four leaning towards half a year. He should have taken a cruise.

by Anonymousreply 22406/05/2021

R221, making brownies.

by Anonymousreply 22506/05/2021

His story has become tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 22606/05/2021

From his blog: [quote] Listen to this "Je veux", by singer ZAZ."

He has pedestrian taste in music. Out on the high seas, one needs the likes of Callas and Sutherland.

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R218 I'm not opening any links

by Anonymousreply 22806/05/2021

I hope he’s enjoying his time alone out there, paddling in circles.

by Anonymousreply 22906/05/2021

This is going to end in chum.

by Anonymousreply 23006/05/2021

Hey gang, he's starting to lose it already (or has started in on stash of edibles now) and it's only day 6! Who the fuck is Val? Check out his word salad below. He admits he's lazy (and that was to go training on the comparatively serene SF Bay). His sponsors must plucked as fuck. Hopefully they are planning to send out some sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, and end this farce::

"Patience. Few more days of this. Building up til Monday. Trust with Val is building. Who would have known that those mornings I was lazy to get out of bed to go training were actually the best training I needed.

Wow. Huge wave passed over my entire kayak, smashing into the stern in a big noise. I was like "where is that demonic wave coming from??? I have mastered the action of sleeping so much that I'm exhausted to do it, so I sleep more."

by Anonymousreply 23106/05/2021

[quote]R231 Wow. Huge wave passed over my entire kayak, smashing into the stern in a big noise. I was like "where is that demonic wave coming from???”

My goodness, yes! It’s so startling where waves appear when you’re in the ocean!

He needs to speak to a manager.

by Anonymousreply 23206/05/2021

[quote]where is that demonic wave coming from???

It's The Occultist! He needs to search his kayak for a witch's totem!

by Anonymousreply 23306/05/2021

Maybe Val is the reincarnation of Wilson the volleyball.

by Anonymousreply 23406/05/2021

Why do I get the impression he’s a nut job. Imagine sponsoring this mess? How embarrassing!

by Anonymousreply 23506/05/2021

He's "exhausted" after sleeping in an overpriced floatie, drinking wine and watching Seinfeld.

Must be a Roxane Gay fan.

by Anonymousreply 23606/05/2021

"[R220], what does “swimmed” mean?"

It means the same as "swam." It's not correct, but it's what it means. But you knew that.

by Anonymousreply 23706/05/2021

Dude, just go back or get rescued - NOW.

by Anonymousreply 23806/05/2021

"There'll be no swimmin' in this show!"

by Anonymousreply 23906/05/2021

What is he doing to maintain his strength as he surfs the web and quaffs his vino? Serious question. Every day his arms and his core are getting weaker. When he finally gets back to paddling, after doing basically nothing for quite some time, he's going to be wiped out just after an hour or two, and so sore the next day that he won't likely be able to do much. if anything given this twat's "delicate condition".

by Anonymousreply 24006/05/2021

Oh for fuck's sake, a couple of days of rest doesn't make that much difference to someone who's at their peak fitness! Okay, to an Olympic athlete a couple of days of ill-timed rest may make the difference between the 100.00000% peak fitness that gets a gold medal, vs. the 99.9999999999% peak fitness that means coming in fourth. But this is a guy who's planned to take months at a super-long-term endurance sport, and that means rest days.

I can't believe how impatient you are. "ENTERTAIN US!", you scream, when a task that's supposed to take two months isn't done in a week. Although I admit, he should be spending his slow days posting nude shots instead of watching "Seinfeld", if he wants to keep the world interested.

by Anonymousreply 24106/05/2021

I don't see the problem with wanting to entertained or wanting progress.

by Anonymousreply 24206/05/2021

r241 He's taking a 5 day break. In the middle of the bloody ocean. He's not resting a sore foot. Now there are murmurs of him starting back on Monday instead of Tuesday, but this is quite different from a day or two off. Also, I'm starting to wonder just how peak his fitness really is. He flaked out after day one with sea sickness, which OK, fair. Had a couple of good days, a wobbly day, and now this long period of inactivity.

by Anonymousreply 24306/05/2021

He is bonkers

by Anonymousreply 24406/05/2021

He looks hot, I'd fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 24506/05/2021

I bet he has as collection of butt plugs that he's often sitting on.

by Anonymousreply 24606/05/2021

I hope he bags up his poo. A true environmentalist would follow the adage "pack it in, pack it out". The Pacific is polluted enough as it is, we don't need his beef jerky floaters out there!

by Anonymousreply 24706/05/2021

Send it to us!!!

by Anonymousreply 24806/05/2021

Let's send some inspirational music to his iPod.

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footage of upcoming rescue

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by Anonymousreply 25006/05/2021

He doesn’t have the mental stability to undertake something like this.

by Anonymousreply 25106/05/2021

Too bad that big lesbian in her rowboat died, she could've hooked a line on his kayak and towed him to Hawaii.

by Anonymousreply 25206/05/2021

Hey, Cyril - some of us still believe in you.

Also, I admit to past tense swim failure on this thread. i admit to not knowing the proper verbal expression. Crucify me!

by Anonymousreply 25306/05/2021

As long as your first language is not English we forgive you.

by Anonymousreply 25406/05/2021

Only one more day before he starts paddling again! Can't wait!

by Anonymousreply 25506/06/2021

I wonder if he enjoys that so many people are following what he's up to. Maybe he's reading this thread and laughing his ass off. That's why he's not making any progress. These people should have video cameras on board, live filming every second for his fans.

by Anonymousreply 25606/06/2021

I can't wait for Bradley Cooper to play Cyril in the movie of this adventure.

by Anonymousreply 25706/06/2021

Does Uber Eats deliver out that way?

by Anonymousreply 25806/06/2021

R258 they could probably swim out to him.

by Anonymousreply 25906/06/2021

Well, he seems to be drifting oh-so-slowly back towards his route.

by Anonymousreply 26006/06/2021

I don’t think he’s going to make it.

by Anonymousreply 26106/06/2021

Oh, r257. You know it will be Tom Hanks!

by Anonymousreply 26206/06/2021

How many loads has Cyril jerked out while he's been on sabbatical?

by Anonymousreply 26306/06/2021

Does Bradley Cooper have a career anymore?

by Anonymousreply 26406/06/2021

His career is in better shape than James Franco's.

by Anonymousreply 26506/06/2021

Is it me, or does it look like he's actually moving today?

More likely the sponsors are fucking with the map to make it look like something is happening.

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by Anonymousreply 26606/06/2021

He may be dead in the boat and a frenzy of sharks are nudging it out to sea as they swarm (?)

by Anonymousreply 26706/06/2021

r266 I was wondering that too.

by Anonymousreply 26806/06/2021

r267 LOL nobody really knows! swimmed, swam, swum.

by Anonymousreply 26906/06/2021

There was a guy who paddled from Canada to the Amazon. Then he paddled all the way to the Arctic. I forget his name, but he wrote a few books.

by Anonymousreply 27006/06/2021

According to the link at r266, he aborted the mission! The kayak is still adrift, which is why it looks like it's moving.

[quote]The Search & Rescue operation was then set up very quickly and I was hoisted up that night around midnight by the US Coast Guard, whom I thank very much for their professionalism and efficiency. I am therefore now safe, on land, and we are studying with my support team, on the one hand the solutions for recovering my kayak which is adrift, and on the other hand all the scenarios for the future.

by Anonymousreply 27106/06/2021

Well, that's a surprise.

by Anonymousreply 27206/06/2021

Just go to Catalina Island and call it day.

by Anonymousreply 27306/06/2021

R271 He. Is. Useless.

by Anonymousreply 27406/06/2021

So long, chum!

by Anonymousreply 27506/06/2021

Earlier in the thread when he was having serious problems on day 3 I questioned if he would last a week. He lasted a week.

by Anonymousreply 27606/06/2021

R273, he never made it within 500 miles of Catalina.

by Anonymousreply 27706/06/2021

How does he have an access to the internet that far away into the ocean

by Anonymousreply 27806/06/2021

Awww, I was rooting for him.

by Anonymousreply 27906/06/2021

Here is the full post. So 80k plus god knows what is just floating out there. I'm curious how they will retrieve it.

He says at the end he's still determined to make it happen. His sponsors have other ideas I'm sure. ....................................... "Yesterday's day had started well ... Immobilized under the sea anchor for 3 days to let pass safely a period of strong winds accompanied by a deterioration of the sea state, the conditions aboard my ocean kayak were uncomfortable but within the limits that we had anticipated.

As predicted by my weather router, the conditions deteriorated progressively to reach winds of 30-35 knots, gusts to 45 knots, for a sea increasingly formed with troughs of 4.5 meters, the waves breaking on the cabin of my kayak with an impressive noise. However, my sea anchor was playing its stabilizing role well and the situation remained manageable.

This changed unfavorably yesterday at 9 p.m. when my ground crew told me that they had lost the AIS signal for 3 hours. I then notice that my navigation system has lost the GPS signal and couldn’t recover it. As we were working with my team on a solution to this electronic problem, the general behavior of my kayak suddenly changed, which I immediately attributed to a sea anchor damage. In a few moments my kayak was positioned almost parallel to the axis of the waves, and I found myself violently tossed from side to side, along with all the equipment that was stored in the cabin.

Attempts to get out to more accurately assess the condition of the sea anchor and to resolve the issue were unsuccessful and resulted in water entering my cabin. I didn't know if I had lost the anchor or if it had collapsed on itself, but it was sure that the recovery line had once again become caught in the rudder. In the weather conditions at the time, and even attached to my lifeline, it was out of the question to take the risk of getting into the water as I had done 2 days before.

As night had just fallen, it was clear that the situation was not sustainable: Inability to eat, drink, sleep, communicate easily with my team ashore. With my land support crew, we then reported the situation I was in to the US Coast Guard to jointly explore all possible options.

Being still quite close to land (60nm) and considering the deteriorating weather conditions which could have made a rescue operation more complex and dangerous for all in the days to come, I made the very difficult decision to request an evacuation.

The Search & Rescue operation was then set up very quickly and I was hoisted up that night around midnight by the US Coast Guard, whom I thank very much for their professionalism and efficiency.

I am therefore now safe, on land, and we are studying with my support team, on the one hand the solutions for recovering my kayak which is adrift, and on the other hand all the scenarios for the future.

I would like to thank all those who are passionate about and follow this crossing day by day. I knew from the start that it would be a difficult thing, and I am sure that it was also this commitment that attracted you to my project. All the preparation for this expedition was made under the sign of risk control and safety, and it is also this control that guided my choices last night.

Great joys arise from our challenges and the ambition we put into them, and when there are great difficulties, it is because the challenge is great!

Morale is good, I still have my passion for this adventure intact, and I am still determined to make it happen... I won’t give up!!! #Life is an adventure"

by Anonymousreply 28006/06/2021

[quote] What’s his damage? The guy is clearly not playing with a full deck.

Adrenaline junkies. See also Alex Honnold. It must be hell to be in a relationship with one of those type of guys -- it's only a matter of time before they splat out.

by Anonymousreply 28106/06/2021

What a fucking waste of time, money and resources. I want to know how much ocean experience this guy honestly had under his belt before he conned these sponsors. The whole think frankly stinks to me, I can't totally put my finger on it, but there was something from the get go that sounded like it was going to end this way. In a rescue. Genuinely needed? Or likely not? I know my pick.

Remember, this guy had to be cajoled out of bed each morning just to train on the SF Bay. Did they really think he had the stones, let alone the ability for this?

I hope he has to pay for his rescue as someone else mentioned upthread.

by Anonymousreply 28206/06/2021

I called it upthread, that the Coast Guard would have to come rescue him. Although I gave it 10 days, so I was slightly optimistic. I hope the Coast Guard sends him a bill for the rescue, I don't care for my taxpayer dollars to go towards rescuing this doof on what was obviously a doomed mission.

by Anonymousreply 28306/06/2021

iMe too, i was worried for him from the outset. I'm glad he called in the cavalry and didn't;t try to be a hero when he could tell it wasn't going to work.

by Anonymousreply 28406/06/2021

He keeps talking about “his team” and “his land crew ashore.”

Why did none of these people tell him his harebrained scheme was retarded from the start? Or are they all members of a junior high science club, just advising for extra credit?

by Anonymousreply 28506/06/2021

All joking aside, with the communications glitches and his already uncomfortable situation just days in, I'm glad he abandoned the journey.

by Anonymousreply 28606/06/2021

Here's a boater who successfully did what this man could not. Not exactly a kayaker, but he's much hotter, sane, and builds a house for a bird he befriends along the way.

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by Anonymousreply 28706/06/2021

Sometimes whales jump on boats

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by Anonymousreply 28806/06/2021

He is still my hero and inspiration.

by Anonymousreply 28906/06/2021

Now he has no excuse not to finish watching that Seinfeld DVD collection!

by Anonymousreply 29006/06/2021

I hate people like this - they will cost hundreds of thousands in rescue efforts ot find him when he hits the deep ocean and dissapears. If you have a death wish, just jump off a cliff.

by Anonymousreply 29106/06/2021

That’s it? What a loser.

by Anonymousreply 29206/06/2021

Cyril gon die.

by Anonymousreply 29306/06/2021

[quote]Morale is good, I still have my passion for this adventure intact, and I am still determined to make it happen... I won’t give up!!!


by Anonymousreply 29406/06/2021

He called it. and glad he did it when he did,

by Anonymousreply 29506/06/2021

Dibs on having sex with him when he gets back to shore, and has a shower!

by Anonymousreply 29606/06/2021

Can I be his oar hole?

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by Anonymousreply 29706/06/2021

I guess he used up all his rationed episodes of Seinfeld, oops. Gotta call the Coastguard now!

by Anonymousreply 29806/06/2021

R297 found a photo of my ex.

by Anonymousreply 29906/06/2021

[quote] That means 70 days without a shower too.

Ehh, he probably just rubbed some seaweed on his pits, crotch, and ass and called it a day.

by Anonymousreply 30006/06/2021

Here is a Q & A from Ed Gillet, the only person to ever kayak to Hawaii. He did it in 1987 without GPS or smartphones.

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by Anonymousreply 30106/06/2021

Well, that's that. Can he start an OnlyFans now?

by Anonymousreply 30206/07/2021

'I won't give up!!!'

Wake up and smell the coffee!!!

by Anonymousreply 30306/07/2021

The sponsors should be liable for his all costs involving his rescue and recovery of any equipment..

by Anonymousreply 30406/07/2021

When is Attempt #2 happening?

by Anonymousreply 30506/07/2021

He's going to capitalize on this little adventure by being a motivational speaker? Just my luck, I'll end up trapped at some conference with him as the keynote. He'll drone on and on about perseverance and forging ahead against all odds and I'll be fighting sleep.

by Anonymousreply 30606/07/2021

When and if they get his kayak back, Rose.

But there's a big IF there, because if the weather conditions ruined this trip, and the forecast looked good enough for a try... when is a better forecast going to happen? That's the thing about sea kayaking, it's only really doable in calm conditions, and if this lovely June weather isn't going to be good enough... what will be?

by Anonymousreply 30706/07/2021

I still see his boat on the tracker! Maybe it will eventually get to HI on its own.

by Anonymousreply 30806/07/2021

Delusional twat update:

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by Anonymousreply 30906/07/2021

Dude, count yourself lucky, be glad that no rescue workers died, and stay on dry land.

by Anonymousreply 31006/07/2021

Sheesh. Somebody needs to tie this kook up. Or just let him drown.

by Anonymousreply 31106/07/2021

He sure looks well fed, glowing and spiffy for someone rescued INCHES from finishing season 5 of Seinfeld.

They couldn't have arrived just a half hour later? So inconsiderate.

by Anonymousreply 31206/07/2021

The Kayak is exactly on course at the moment.

Go Kayak! You are free of your burden!

by Anonymousreply 31306/07/2021

Why are people so upset about rescuer workers rescuing and the attendant costs? -- it's what they do and they're funded to do it. Many fires are started due to stupidity, yet we fund fire departments and don't freak out when those fires are put out.

by Anonymousreply 31406/07/2021

Extreme adventure treks like this are the equivalent of arson.

by Anonymousreply 31506/07/2021

Exactly. This is deliberately putting yourself in a dangerous situation, the equivalent of arson, not an accidental fire. And he says he plans to do it again this month!

by Anonymousreply 31606/07/2021

He needs to give it a year or so, maybe do some shorter trips and build up his experience.

by Anonymousreply 31706/07/2021

At R309: that very gay male news anchor seemed to be flirting with Cyril.

by Anonymousreply 31806/07/2021

Fires are dangerous to everyone. An idiot in a kayak in the Pacific Ocean is only dangerous to himself and there is no point in risking anybody else's life. Or spending a dime of public funds.

by Anonymousreply 31906/07/2021

I agree with r314.

As long as there are people there will always be rescue organizations. It’s the nature of the beast.

by Anonymousreply 32006/07/2021

He wouldn't even have been first! So what was the point?

by Anonymousreply 32106/08/2021

He's getting lots of attention, just as he intended all along.

by Anonymousreply 32206/08/2021

When do we get to part 8?!?!?

by Anonymousreply 32306/08/2021

What R313 said is quite true. The kayak, unburdened of its lethargic cargo, will make it to Hawaii in record time.

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by Anonymousreply 32406/08/2021

Imma get there in record time!

by Anonymousreply 32506/08/2021

He should go for Mt. Everest next.

by Anonymousreply 32606/08/2021

Ick, R326, too much poo on the trail. And corpses.

by Anonymousreply 32706/08/2021

This thread is useless without his Grindr pics.

by Anonymousreply 32806/08/2021

Nah. He's not cute and he's not hot.

by Anonymousreply 32906/08/2021

Go big or go home, Cyril! You should try a solo kayak to Antarctica next! What could possibly go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 33006/08/2021

He could make a big name for himself taking on popular challenges around the world and failing at all of them.

by Anonymousreply 33106/08/2021

Too bad Trump isn't still president, Cyril would be a shoo-in for leading the President's Council on Physical Fitness!

by Anonymousreply 33206/08/2021

He encountered big waves. No one could have anticipated that.

by Anonymousreply 33306/08/2021

Yes. Usually the ocean’s smooth as glass from side to side!

Global warming probably changed it all during his trip :(

by Anonymousreply 33406/08/2021

The sherpas will carry him up Everest so he'll have a great success and be called a hero.

by Anonymousreply 33506/08/2021

Just no. We have enough to deal with.

by Anonymousreply 33606/08/2021

If this idiot has $80,000 to spend on a Kayak then he needs for repay the government for the cost of his rescue and a bonus for the people who rescued him. I am sick of these idiots taking chances and expecting other people to risk their live to rescue them and other people to subsidize the cost. Fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 33706/08/2021

he is a doll.

by Anonymousreply 33806/08/2021

[quote] This thread is useless without his Grindr pics.

No Grindr out on the sea, unfortunately. But if you send him some nudes and your contact info in a message in a bottle now, he may intercept it on his second attempt!

by Anonymousreply 33906/08/2021

At least the big lesbian in the rowboat had the good sense to die!

by Anonymousreply 34006/08/2021

[quote] "Whales, too. They're huge and they can tip you over in a second."

Must every thread eventually become a Chrissy Metz thread?

by Anonymousreply 34106/08/2021

In honor of the lesbian who died at sea, while this lazy fleabag basks in his loser glory. I say we rename the kayak Lesbian Seagull, start a Twitter account and post about our journey to Hawaii. It would be beautiful if the thing really did make it to one of the islands. Of course with a ton of seagulls at the helm and other sea friends perched on, in and swimming alongside.

by Anonymousreply 34206/08/2021

And of course it will be blaring this upon landing...

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by Anonymousreply 34306/08/2021

Fresh meat kids!

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by Anonymousreply 34406/08/2021

[Bold] WHAT R337 SAID !!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 34506/08/2021


Dear lord

by Anonymousreply 34606/09/2021

R344 This guy might do it, given that he's surged Maverick's and crossed the Atlantic on a hydrofoil. A few swells aren't going to bother him.

by Anonymousreply 34706/09/2021

Yeah a hydrofoil is a BIT different than rowing across.

by Anonymousreply 34806/09/2021

Okay, but the hydrofoil guy will need a new thread.

by Anonymousreply 34906/09/2021

That's right, R349. Let him get his own damned thread. This one is Cyril's.

by Anonymousreply 35006/09/2021

Have Cyril and Hydrofoil guy hooked up before?

by Anonymousreply 35106/09/2021

Yes, they shared a night of passion after hooking up their crafts together at a dock in Sausalito—until Cyril became seasick and they had to stop.

by Anonymousreply 35206/09/2021

Cyril and Hydrofoil guy enjoyed some docking!

HEY-O! (Remember to tip your waiters, ladies and gentlemen!)

by Anonymousreply 35306/09/2021

Hydrofoil guy has already gotten as far as kayaker guy. Plus, he's got a wind map.

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by Anonymousreply 35406/09/2021

Well what can you expect from a guy named Cyril?

by Anonymousreply 35506/09/2021

So is there a new thread for the new guy?

by Anonymousreply 35606/10/2021

Damn, you whores are fickle! Already ready to abandon Cyril for this Hydrofoil dude.

by Anonymousreply 35706/10/2021

Well, Cyril is a dud.

by Anonymousreply 35806/10/2021

Lesbian Seagull does not appear to be moving. I thought the anchor broke. Caught up in some sea garbage? Or maybe they aren't updating the map any longer?

Perhaps they turned the transponder off in order not to embarrass that fat ass.

Well THAT is no fun. Turn it back on!

by Anonymousreply 35906/10/2021

Hydrofoil guy, Chris, has now made it past Monterey Bay and Kayak guy's farthest position. He's heading South to around LA when the wind current s turn East and lead pretty nicely to Hawaii.

by Anonymousreply 36006/10/2021

r360 Is there a tracker link for him r360? Rooting for you Chris!

by Anonymousreply 36106/10/2021

R361 If you follow the link in R354 and scroll down there's a tracker map that shows his progress on a map with the winds. Things look pretty good.

Looks like he may be planning to cross the entire Pacific, but with stops. California to Hawaii would be the biggest stretch of no land, though the weather's more dangerous in the western Pacific.

by Anonymousreply 36206/10/2021

Thanks so much r362!

by Anonymousreply 36306/10/2021

So, hydrofoil guy didn't hydrofoil across the Atlantic, he paddle-boarded across the Atlantic. He mostly paddled at night because it was easier for various reasons. Hydrofoiling is a piece of cake for someone like that.

Well, no, seriously, looking at the maps, the trickiest part is at the beginning where he has to head down the California coast without getting smashed into Big Sur and then catch the tradewinds south of Los Angeles. Once he catches those, it's pretty smooth sailing if he doesn't run into major weather conditions.

His boat is tiny--not enough room for him to fully stretch out in his cabin.

by Anonymousreply 36406/11/2021

Things have fallen apart, he had to be rescued by the Coast Guard, and then later found his drifting kayak and had it towed back to Santa Cruz.

by Anonymousreply 36506/11/2021

Isn't there always the good possibility of a major storm with certain death?

by Anonymousreply 36606/11/2021

r365 are you talking about Cyrill the Kayaker or Chris the Hydrofoil guy?

by Anonymousreply 36706/11/2021

Cyrill the Kayaker. Read Day 7 & Day 8 at link.

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by Anonymousreply 36806/11/2021

r368 that's really old news. all of us that have been commenting on this thread know Cyrill lost the plot and was done for. This is now a thread about the hydrofoil guy Chris.

by Anonymousreply 36906/11/2021

Should we start one for Chris?

by Anonymousreply 37006/11/2021

I vote yes, r370

by Anonymousreply 37106/11/2021

Happy to make one. Ideas for a title? I have zero wit

by Anonymousreply 37206/11/2021

Or fuck the wit this time perhaps,

How about Chris Bertish sets sail on a 2-month hydrofoil journey to Hawaii

Is there a tracking map for him like there was for the loser?

by Anonymousreply 37306/11/2021

r373, sounds good. the tracking map is at r354. it's not quite as user=friendly as Cyril's but it's there. Thanks for doing that! Happy Friday!

by Anonymousreply 37406/11/2021

Thanks, r374 Right back at you!

OK gang, here is the link:

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by Anonymousreply 37506/11/2021

r365 I am sad to hear that Lesbian Seagull got towed back. I guess Cyril couldn't take the shame that she was doing fine all on her own.

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