Invitation to join the final leg!

Fregata Sarmiento in Puerto Madero Buenos Aires, the site of the 'official' arrival on May 1st


Por la presente tengo el agrado de invitarlo a la ceremonia que tendrá lugar el 1 de Mayo para recibir a Freya Hoffmeister, la mejor kayakista de aventura del mundo, que llegará a Puerto Madero culminando la primer circunnavegación de Sudamérica en solitario. Freya zarpó de Buenos Aires el 30 de Agosto de 2011 y luego de 26,832 kilometros recorridos regresa a la ciudad que la vio partir con un nuevo récord mundial bajo el brazo, siendo la primer persona en realizar esta hazaña.

Freya, de 50 años, llegará remando y escoltada por decenas de kayakistas, donde será recibida a las 12 horas con todos los honores en la Fragata
Sarmiento, tanto por autoridades locales como por miembros del cuerpo diplomático de Europa así como medios de prensa argentinos e internacionales.

Google translates:
Todos los palistas son muy bienvenidos a ser parte de la ceremonia de llegada en el agua. Va a estar remando a corta distancia en aguas protegidas dentro de Puerto Madero. El inicio será a partir de los nuevos muelles 10 am en -34.62043, -58.36295. Los kayakistas esperarán a Freya en la entrada del puerto de -34.59508, -58.36479 mientras ella es remar en la de su lugar actual de la llegada, y escoltarla hasta la Fregata Sarmiento en -34.60893, -58.36571.
Por favor, póngase en contacto con Javier Pérez para inscribirse en una lista para la escolta remar y para un posible acceso a la ceremonia en la Fregata.
Cada palista no es seguramente invitamos a ver el evento desde cualquier lugar en el puerto!

Google translates:
Hereby I have the pleasure to invite you to the ceremony on May 1 for Freya Hoffmeister, the best expedition kayaker in the world, coming to Puerto Madero finishing the first circumnavigation of South America. Freya paddled from Buenos Aires on August 30, 2011 and after 26,832 kilometers traveled back to the city where she was starting from with a new world record under her belt, being the first person to perform this feat.
Freya, 50, will be escorted by dozens of kayakers, and she will be received at 12 h with full military honors of the Argentine Navy at the Fragata Sarmiento, both by local authorities and members of European diplomats and media Argentines and international.

All paddlers are very much welcome to be part of the arrival ceremony on the water. You will be paddling a short distance on sheltered waters inside Puerto Madero. The start will be at 10 am from the new jetties at -34.62043, -58.36295. The kayakers will wait for Freya at the port entrance at -34.59508, -58.36479 while she is paddling in from her current arrival spot , and escort her to the Fregata Sarmiento at -34.60893, -58.36571.

Please contact Javier Perez to sign up on a list for the paddling escort and for possible access to the ceremony on the Fregata.

Every non-paddler is surely welcome to watch the event from any spot on the harbor!


14 comments on “Invitation to join the final leg!

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Barbara G.

Huge congratulations! Enjoy the festivities. Will this be covered by German media? I would like to see a live broadcast of the official arrival, or at least I think you deserve a prominent spot in the Tagesthemen!

Herzliche Glückwünsche, Freya!
Deine täglichen Berichte haben mir jetzt 3 1/2 Jahre die Arbeit erträglicher gemacht!
Ich bin schon auf ein neues Buch gespannt (vielleicht ohne den Glickman).

Viele Grüße,

Frances Price

Ah, I am wishing to bring my little kayak and join the great adventurer Freya as she celebrates her wonderful accomplishment! But my duty as a teacher tethers me, so I shall be content to rejoice from afar. Like many others, this blog has allowed me to travel part of the world through photos and delightfully descriptive words. I am so grateful. Thank you, Freya.

kenneth ernst scholl

herzliche glueckwusch, freya. dankeschoen das ich mit euch paddeln konnte. kenneth/pelotas

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