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Chris Bertish Completes TransPac Wing Project

Last week, Chris Bertish completed the TransPac Wing Project, a winging crossing from California to Hawaii which took 48 days, covering 2465 nautical miles. Congratulations Chris!

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After a 48 day journey, crossing 2465 NM across the Pacific, Chris & the Flying Impifish have safely and successfully made land on Oahu, Hawaii, just off of Diamond Head marker buoy, which is the finishing point for the famous TransPac Yacht Race.

 It’s been an epic and challenging journey..
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to set a goal that appears insurmountable, do all that you can to achieve it, and reach the finish line far sooner than expected. The first part of the trip was super intense due to extreme weather and coming into the Hawaiian Island with Tropical storm-Darby on my heels, making for some of the most extreme and scary ocean conditions I have ever experienced. But I don’t think it was as frightening as the amount of ocean pollution I saw out in the Pacific along the journey.. I only saw five fish, but saw 67 pieces of floating polystyrene & Plastic, and that in itself tells us how much of a global crisis we really are in and how important these kind of projects are, to create awareness for these issues and stand up and be the change we want to see in the world- in law, policies and action needed to change big business practices..

We are in a race against time, a race we have to win.. We need to stand up, collaborate, and take action against climate change & the pollution crisis now!

The journey isn’t over yet—we’re continuing to raise funds for our Conservation Partners and all of the incredible work they’re doing because it is all of our responsibilities to be the change we want to see in the world!
All funds raised through 29th will go to support Conservation International, Sea Shepherd, Parley, & the SeaTrees Initiative.

If you’ve enjoyed following the journey or have felt inspired/impacted, we’d really appreciate your support in the final week, to make the impact we’ve been trying to achieve by doing what we’re doing.
Please support by donating here, or sharing this link:

Photos by Quin O’Hara, @_quinohara_

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