Freya Hoffmeister completes circumnavigation of South America

Posted: May 02, 2015 03:08 am EDT



(Newsdesk Press Releases) German kayaker and endurance record holder, Freya Hoffmeister, has completed the first solo circumnavigation of South America. Hoffmeister retuned to Buenos Aires, Argentina today almost four years after her departure on August 30, 2011.


Hoffmeister arrived in Buenos Aires with an escort from Naval Prefecture Argentina - the Argentinean Coast Guard - and a flotilla of local kayakers.  She celebrated her accomplishment aboard the historic Argentine ship Fregata Sarmiento, where she was welcomed by local and German dignitaries.


Hoffmeister has relied on Kokatat gear to keep her dry and safe on this and a number of her record-breaking expeditions including the circumnavigations of Australia and New Zealand.  Kokatat’s GORE-TEX Expedition dry suitRonin PFDGORE-TEX Full Zip Jacket and various other Kokatat accessories have been essential parts of her kit.


Hoffmeister used a Point 65 FREYA 18-foot expedition kayak. It was built for long, unsupported expeditions and tours in collaboration with Hoffmeister and Swedish designer Magnus De Brito (Porsche, Agipi Marine, Pirelli Boats) to achieve the ideal combination of speed, stability and comfort. 



Read more on Freya's blog.










A 26,908 km / 15,828 mile circumnavigation of South America, via Cape Horn and the Panama Canal in nearly 4 years after her departure (851 days paddeling).
courtesy Freya Hoffmeister, SOURCE

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