You wouldn’t beleive it if I told you. Check out this video at Kelly’s Blog. This can’t be real!?
In 2005 two teams of sea kayakers jostled to be the first to circumnavigate South Georgia Island. A "British" team consisting of Peter Bray, Nigel Dennis, Jeff Allen and Hadas Feldman (of Israel) were first to announce their intent. Up until this point "announcing" was for lack of a better word, traditional. By announcing your plans, paddlers had time to build up interest which is of course important when seeking funding for such excursions. As we all know now it also gives others an opportunity to beat you to the punch.