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Sailing into adventure -- Pair will depart Saturday in 28-foot vessel

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 26th, 2014

Thomas Arndt, standing, and Daniel Cooper plan to depart Saturday in Arndt’s 28-foot fiberglass sailboat, bound for French Polynesia. -- Thomas Arndt and Daniel Cooper on the 36-foot mast of Arndt’s sailboat, Nimbus. Arndt has spent the past two years preparing for his dream trip, a sailing adventure to Tahiti.

Upon seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time a few years ago, Thomas Arndt, who grew up landlocked in Boulder, Colo., decided to buy a boat and sail it to French Polynesia.

It took a couple of years to make the dream a reality, but on Saturday, Arndt and another adventurer will leave Newport aboard the Nimbus, a 28-foot fiberglass vessel Arndt bought two years ago.

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