Chris Bertish has paddled the Atlantic!
Chris made land minutes ago in Antigua…It is the first, solo, unsupported Transatlantic SUP crossing.
What an effort!
Chris began the first ever, solo, SUP Trans-Atlantic Crossing on December 6, 2016. It has consisted of paddling a marathon every day for 120 days, over 4500 miles (7500 km).
Beginning in Morocco, the voyage has taken Chris past the Canary Islands, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, then moving towards the Caribbean Leeward Island of Antigua.
If the weather permits, he hopes to end the journey in Florida.
Chris has been paddling a custom-made six meter stand up paddle board/craft, all in support of charities which he hopes will help millions of kids in Africa.
Chris has partnered with an incredible group of corporate sponsors, that have committed a huge amount to this project. These funds will be used in three areas:
Signature of Hope Trust – Build at least five schools in some of the poorest regions of (South) Africa through Signature of Hope.
The Lunchbox Fund – Establish an annuity that will provide a monthly dividend to feed and educate thousands of children in conjunction with The Lunchbox Fund.
Operation Smile – Establish an annuity that will provide a monthly dividend to pay for life-changing cleft lip and palate surgeries for children born with this facial defect through Operation Smile.
You can donate here http://www.thesupcrossing.com/donate/#south-african-donations