"The last thing I wanted was to create another "tow-me-to-safety" situation," reported Erden. "Tying my boat to the guest dock at the Presidio Yatch Club in the Horseshoe Cove was a more favorable option. At 3:00 am, I tied my boat to the windward side of the dock and stepped off. Live image over Contact 4.0 of Erden's boat approaching the Golden Gate on June 5 courtesy of Erden's around-n-over expedition website (click to enlarge).
Erden Eruc, after two failed starts: Could I sneak out quietly this time?
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 03:16 pm EDT
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(TheOceans.net) American/Turkish Erden Eruc's solo row across the Pacific has been aborted a few hours after departure from San Francisco - twice.During the first attempt on June 5 he managed to row under the Golden Gate Bridge, but soon afterwards the strong wind forced him to call the Coast Guard for a tow back to safety. On a second try ten days later, Eruc foresaw similar conditions and chose to go back to the shore and step off the boat again this time at least, under his own power.I tried leaving again on Thursday...
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