Damage in NYC to San Francisco attempt

Published on January 23rd, 2021

After Ryan Finn departed New York City on January 21, sailing a 36-foot proa to establish the first non-stop singlehanded reference time for the 13,225 nm course to San Francisco, the forward part of the starboard pod blew up a day later. With significant water ingress off the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, Finn turned on January 23 for Hampton Yacht Club (Hampton, VA) to assess the damage.

A devoted sailor, Ryan has sailed more than 100,000 nautical miles, including three Trans-Atlantic and five Trans-Pacific crossings. He completed several other expeditions using 21 to 60-foot ocean racing vessels as well as other cruising and racing boats. In 2016, he sailed from Los Angeles to the Panama Canal, completing what is considered the longest solo sailing expedition in only 18 days on a Pacific Proa.


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