Piotr Chmielinski

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Piotr Chmielinski is coordinating matters related to receiving Aleksander "Olek" Doba in the United States at the completion of his Kayak Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Chmielinski and his business partner, Hugh Granger, are now completing preparations to welcome Doba on the Florida Coast, along with the New Smyrna Beach Orchestra, which resumed rehearsals for the festive performance in honor of the Polish kayaker.

67-Year-Old Kayaker Finishes Transatlantic Crossing

The community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida welcomed Aleksander “Olek” Doba with a salute of gun shots, when he appeared on the horizon in his yellow kayak, OLO.  He has now crossed the Atlantic twice, this time on the route between the farthest points situated on the shores of Europe and the United States. The salute…

67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker’s Goal Achieved, Expedition Continues

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Aleksander “Olek” Doba has made the first crossing of the Atlantic by its widest points. The ultimate goal of the expedition, however, is to be achieved in another 60 kilometers. Piotr Chmielinski, coordinator of the final stage of the transatlantic expedition, writes about this journey that will soon be accomplished. After more than five months…

Go, Olek, Go! 67-Year-Old Transatlantic Kayaker 300 Miles From Florida

Aleksander “Olek” Doba, a retired engineer from Poland, left Lisbon, Portugal, in his kayak on October 5, 2013. He is paddling for New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 4,700 nautical miles away. If successful, he will be the first person to kayak between the most distant points located on the coasts of Europe and North America. He is…