Pajkowska had to battle the pain of broken ribs, high seas and soul-destroying fatigue during her record-breaking voyage.
The most prestigious travel event in Poland, Kolosy awards real life action men and women from around the world for their incredible achievements.
With 200,000 nautical miles under her belt, plucky 60-year-old Joanna Pajkowska is one of the most experienced female ocean sailors in the world. Now, she has broken a rib after being hurled across her boat’s deck by high winds. But the feisty sailor says she’ll carry on.
Despite a series of false starts denying Team Poland higher finishing places, our guys and gals are looking good.
Setting sail from Casablanca on 25 January 1967, when he arrived in Dakar 165 days later, he had broken the world record for an uninterrupted solo ocean-going journey.
The “I Love Poland” programme, designed to promote Poland worldwide, was launched in Szczecin (north-west Poland) on Saturday. As part of the program, a yacht, “I Love Poland”, was bought by the Polish National Foundation to take part in prestigious regattas.
Volvo Gdynia Sailing Days is one of the most prestigious regatta cycles in the country and, at the same time, the biggest sailing event in this part of the Baltic Sea basin.
Overcoming cancer, deadly winds and mammoth icebergs, Polish sailing crew win Guinness World Record.
The biggest international sailing event in Gdańsk.
Poland manufactures nearly 22,000 yachts every year. Our specialty is yachts with a length of up to nine metres, Michal Bak, secretary general of the Polish Chamber of the Yacht Industry and Water Sports, has told PAP.