PADDLER: Bart de Zwart
After paddling non-stop for a day and a half from Lowestoft, England, Maui’s Bart de Zwart reached Zandvoort, Holland in early June. de Zwart, originally from Holland, left Lowestoft on his 14′ Starboard at approximately 9:15 am Wednesday morning to begin his solo, unsupported crossing of the North Sea. This is the second year in row the distance paddler has been nominated. Last year, his Big Island to Kauai expedition took home top honors.