South Georgia Island

expedition-nominee

Photo by Andrew Maffett
Photo by Andrew Maffett

South Georgia Island

THE TEAM: John Jacoby, Chris Porter, Andrew Maffett, and Jim Bucirde

WHAT: A 13-day, 310-mile circumnavigation of South Georgia Island

HOW: With an average age of 52, this four-man team was not only the fastest to paddle 310 miles around the South Atlantic’s infamous South Georgia Island; it was also the oldest. Beating the previous record by six days, they battled arctic winds and huge icy swells to become only the fourth expedition to ever complete the route.

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