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.
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.
Here’s a page where you can follow along.