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22 October 2006

Canadians complete first Human-powered Circumnavigation

Oct/06: On May 20th 2006, after 720 days, Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei completed Expedition Canada, the first human powered circumnavigation. Colin travelled 43,000 km by rowboat, bicycle, canoe, ski, and foot - across 3 continents, 2 oceans and 17 countries. Julie travelled with him for most of the expedition, including rowing 10,000 km unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean, making her the first woman to row across the Atlantic and the first Canadian woman to row across any ocean.

Hatfield will not compete in 2006 Velux 5 Oceans Race

Oct/06: Derek Hatfield, originally built a new Open 60 sailboat "Spirit of Canada" to compete in the Velux 5 Oceans starting from Bilbao, Spain October 22. Hatfield and his team have now decided not to participate. The boat was built with support from thousands of Canadians, who donated money to have their name painted on the hull. Hatfield will now enter the boat in the Vendee Globe 2008, a singlehanded, non-stop sailing race around the world starting November 2008 - one of the toughest races on earth. (Canadian Boat Shows & Events | Canadian Boating News Archive)