Solo attempt from New York to San Francisco
On January 1, 2021 Ryan Finn , 42-year-old , will depart New York City for San Francisco attempting to set the first solo nonstop reference time for 13,225 nautical miles.
Finn will sail in a 36 foot Jzerro Bow designed and built by Russel Brown. The ship’s design is based on ancient technology used by the Pacific Islanders and is known for its efficiency, speed, and reliability.
“I came up with the idea of a small bow to test the concept of such a boat during a long solo record,” explains Finn. “I don’t think there is an existing multihull that can survive the record nonstop to the west, but I think a Proa could.”
Ryan has sailed more than 100,000 nautical miles, including three transatlantic and five trans-Pacific crossings. He completed several other expeditions using 21 to 60 foot Ocean Racing Vessels, as well as other cruise and racing boats. In 2016, she sailed from Los Angeles to the Panama Canal, completing what is considered the longest solo expedition in just 18 days on a Pacific Proa.
Footage of the 60-day journey will be captured to produce a 60-minute documentary, 2Oceans1Rock, with multiple Insta360 cameras that will make it possible to capture your journey as you face the challenges.