Just over 7 years ago I set sail from Honokohau harbor in Kona with 1 month of sailing experience. The 940 mile trip to Palmyra was my first ocean passage and step to being the 1st double amputee to solo circumnavigate the world. 7 years and 1 day later I set sail on another 900 mile passage to another amazing nature preserve. Galapagos islands are one of my last stops on this lap and being here realizes a lifelong dream.
The passage here was a tough one. Constant thunderstorms and against the wind for the 1st 6 days then on a beat the next 3. My engine wiring harness failed, bilge pump switch failed, and found several new leaks. I haven’t done a long upwind passage since the Indian ocean and taking blue water over the boat exposes leaks pretty quickly.
- The Galapagos has been one of the places I’ve wanted to visit most since I started diving at 19 years old. It is the place that 1st put sailing on my radar. Seeing schools of hammerheads, sea lions, turtles, and a huge bait ball on the 1st dive was amazing!
He was escorted across the line by HMS Mersey a Royal Navy guard ship , a Royal Naval helicopter and a flotilla of small boats, mostly carrying people from the press and media.  Perham’s official homecoming reception and press conference was at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth on 29 August 2009,  where he was met by friends, family and Vendée Globe yachtsman Tony Bullimore. Shortly after landing back on shore, Perham was handed his framed Guinness World Record certificate.
 His father crossed the Atlantic at the same time in a separate boat.  At the time, Perham was 14 years and 293 days old and he took the Guinness World Record from young Briton Seb Clover from Cowes on the Isle of Wight,  who had crossed the Atlantic in late 2002 to early 2003, at the age of 15 years and 362 days.    Michael Perham sailed across the Atlantic in Cheeky Monkey pictured on the right at the age of 14.
Prawdziwy z Ciebie talent i mistrz pióra z ogromną łatwością przekładasz myśli na słowa… trzymaj tak dalej i nie zasypiaj gruszek w popiele, skąd czerpiesz tak ciekawe inspiracje ?