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Record-Setting Solo Sailor to Visit Lakewood
Lakewood Yacht Club welcomes solo sailing enthusiast Ryan Finn for an informational presentation about his latest quest to set a new circum-continental speed record. Finn's attempts to navigate more than 13,000 miles around Cape Horn from New York to San Francisco have captured national attention. Gearing up for the adventure, Finn has now traveled 5,000 miles from Los Angeles to New Orleans through the Panama Canal -- in 23 days.

After a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma curtailed his college plans at 19, Finn decided to pursue his dream of singlehanded racing. Previous circum-continental records involve crewed vessels over 100' feet in length dating back to the 1850s. It wasn't until 2008 that a 110-foot catamaran with a crew of 10 beat the record for making the 13,000+ mile journey in 43 days. Finn's goal is to complete the trip in a vessel less than half that size, without stopping, and completely on his own.

With a handful of skilled architects, designers, and engineers, Finn and his team have constructed a modified proa for offshore, upwind sailing. In an effort to do more with less, the team's main focus has been making a fast boat with a finite budget. This winter, the 36-foot proa multihull Jzerro will attempt to become the stuff of legends.

The lecture is open to the public, and will take place at Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday, May 7, at 1:00. Information about Ryan Finn's journey can be found at 2oceans1rock.org.

Anne Bechard 
Digital Marketing Specialist

I'm thrilled to be a part of Lakewood's marketing team! From an early age, I started showing signs of becoming an auspicious writing geek. Today, I'm a columnist for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Business Insider. I get excited about exploring new ideas, communicating in a creative way, and solving problems that stump me. It's especially thrilling that I get to do all this in a place that personifies one of my greatest loves -- nature and the outdoors. I'm looking forward to growing our digital marketing techniques and meeting your communications needs with excellence!

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