Bart just reached Maui, after a very brutal 14hour paddle through the Alenuihaha Channel with wind always from the side, sometimes changing to the front. And when Bart says brutal, it was very brutal. Halfway through the channel last night he thought he won't make it to Hana, but to Lahaina instead. He is very worn out know, needs to rest for some hours onboard and hopes for better downwind conditions as he will point towards Peahi and then out towards Molokai Island. He definitely needs some good sleeping conditions for tonight to continue his "Ultimate Crossing". I will get his beacon position around 1pm today. Then I will schedule the airplane and the fotoshoot with fotografer Jimmie Hepp. We gone join him. Soleil keeps me company. She will be a scout to look for Bart out on the ocean and I will do some video footage.
We are all thinking of you. Hugs and kisses, Dagmar and Soleil and all your family and friends. Thanks for all the support we got from all of you. It's very much appreciated. :)