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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 09:14:36 AM »
I wonder how that design copes with side wind conditions. Hasn't a French man tried a similar thing but his board/boat capsized within 24 hours?


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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 10:51:21 AM »
I can't imagine he's going to be paddling against the wind. In fact I shouldn't think he'll paddle that much at all. Basically he's going to have to drift/get blown to his destination, surely? You wouldn't be able to paddle that thing in any direction except straight downwind, I wouldn't have thought.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 02:00:52 PM »
It looks like he's averaging about 3.7 km/h ( 2.2 mph ) based on the satellite tracking. Probably faster because he's taking some sight seeing breaks in between. He's covered about 100 km in 48 hours. He seems to be holding course for the most part. Drifting when he sleeps and takes breaks. KEEP PADDLING CHRIS!!!! I say he makes it.
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2016, 12:13:13 PM »
Update..
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2017, 07:35:51 PM »
Today when I was a good 2 miles + offshore looking for whales, I thought about and wondered where Chris is, and if he's still going. After following his posts I found he's been through some nasty seas, medical issues and mechanical failures, but he seems to be finding solutions for them one at a time. He's achieving what very few would or could ever imagine doing.
He talks about paddling in the ocean at night alone. I can semi relate because I do that as well, but there are always some lights on my horizon. He has nothing when the moon is not out. He talks about riding out storms in big seas in the middle of the night. I couldn't imagine dealing with that in the middle of the day.
Here is a long interview with him yesterday via satellite phone.


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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
Brave soul. The details of the trip state he finishes in Florida but on the video his route takes him to the Northeast. At around 120 days that puts him in the NE late March...CHILLY! I've signed up for updates to this amazing and ambitious adventure. I don't even wanna paddle across my measly 2 mile bay!  :P
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2017, 06:37:12 PM »
Chris is more than halfway across. The guy is out there in the middle of the Atlantic, by himself, charging. Pretty amazing. Keep paddling Chris.....


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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2017, 07:03:33 PM »
Amazing, he is on the home stretch!
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2017, 03:37:15 AM »
Awesome to see this!
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2017, 06:36:56 AM »
 He's basically taking Columbus's route.
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2017, 10:45:18 AM »
Totally amazing stuff and wishing him all the luck in the world!

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 11:35:54 AM »
Dang... that's pretty cool stuff!
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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »
I was an early skeptic, but now I'm convinced he's the real deal.  And yes, I think it would be extremely interesting to hear him speak about his journeys.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2017, 12:21:03 AM »
The link you supplied is just an advert for his motivational speeches. It includes such gems as "if you truly believe in something, set your sights on your goal no matter how big work hard at it, stay focused and never give up, you can achieve anything". What a load of sh&t. No matter how hard I work I'm never gonna beat Usain Bolt at 100m, am I? So stop this childish nonsense. There's a difference between motivated and deluded, and success in life depends on recognising that difference.

Instead, here is the link that describes his actually SUP crossing, I think:

http://www.thesupcrossing.com

I wish him the best of luck. He is very brave to take this on and it would be an astonishing feat.

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Re: The SUP Crossing - Chris Bertish
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2017, 12:30:37 AM »
I knew from the start that this is the real deal... Just watch any if C Bertish vids.. IMO his downwind vids are better than any others on the globe.
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