Abraham Levy Now Training At The Marina Riviera Nayarit
- Levy is the only man to travel down the more than 7,100 miles of Mexican coastline in a kayak. His new challenge is to paddle his way—alone—across the Atlantic from Spain to Mexico.
Abraham Levy is a self-propelled explorer, that is to say, his expeditions don’t depend on a sail, the wind, or any motor whatsoever. He’s currently training at the Marina Riviera Nayarit, taking advantage of the bay’s geography, the gamut of places he can visit during his preparation and the support he’s receiving from local authorities.
This Mexican explorer has been the only man to travel the more than 7,100 miles of Mexico’s coastline solo aboard a kayak in 2007 – 2008. His new challenge: to paddle solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from Puerto de Palos in Huelva, Spain, all the way to Cancun. In order to perform this feat, Levy will travel aboard a transoceanic rowboat named “La Cascarita.”
“My first test with the boat and all its equipment perfectly installed will be when I leave the Marina at Puerto Los Cabos and arrive at Marina Rivera Nayarit,” said Levy. “It will take some 6 to 10 days to complete the over 370-mile journey. This is the trial by fire before I send the boat to Spain in order to start my voyage".
Levy began his trek from Los Cabos to the Riviera Nayarit this past October 25th; he’s expected to arrive at the Marina Riviera Nayarit on or around October 31st. The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to invite the media to stay tuned for a confirmation of his arrival date (via this medium), at which time they will hold a press conference.
His major voyage across the Atlantic will begin on January 9, 2014, and will last approximately four to six months. He’s expected to arrive back to the Marina sometime in June.
Levy has been in Banderas Bay and the Marina Riviera Nayarit for the past three months, where he has been fully supported, which was key to his decision to train here.
Said support, offered by the People’s Government headed by Roberto Sandoval, has always been present in all the activities that promote the destination as an ideal spot for water sports.
“I like Banderas Bay very much. Its geography is great and I have several good friends here who are very knowledgeable about the ocean,” said the Mexican athlete. “Many sailors from around the world meet here, plus the shape of the bay helps me during my test runs".
He added that it offers all the different water conditions he needs to work with, including being perfectly sheltered. It also offers many places to visit during his training such as Punta de Mita and the Marietas Islands, plus other great “excuses” for a little sailing.
“The Mexican Pacific is the big leagues in sailing here in Mexico,” said the 33-year-old Colima native. “This is a top spot and that’s also why I chose to make the crossing from San José del Cabo back here. The formation of the Baja California peninsula, the entire Sea of Cortez and the Banderas Bay are ideal places to execute this crossing".