Fastest North Atlantic kayak crossing (solo)
Peter Bray
United Kingdom (St John's,Newfoundland)
The fastest solo and unsupported crossing of the North Atlantic by sea kayak was achieved by Peter Bray (UK) in 76 days from 22 June 2001 to 5 September 2001, when he paddled from St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, to Belderrig, Ireland. His kayak Newt had a cabin 2 m (6.5 ft) long and 70 cm (27.5 in) tall at its highest point. Everything in the cabin had to be tightly strapped down, including Peter in his bed at night.