One is alone

Last week MPR’s Cathy Wurzer interviewed Eric Thomas of Duluth, who aims to sail solo from San Francisco to Hawaii in the Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race. Yacht sounds like a big boat to us landlubbers.

Here’s his yacht, courtesy of MPR listener Andrea Diamond, who took this picture a year ago at the conclusion of the Trans Superior race.

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Andrea wrote on Saturday:


Hi, I sail w/ Eric on Polar Bear when he’s not doing the solo thing. I just got a text message from his wife Sarah that he’s off and was first across the starting line (that’s a great way to start!). I am looking for some photos I took of Eric finishing the Trans-Superior last summer and will send those along.

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Here’s a page where you can follow along.

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