The North West Passage described in the Rough Guide to Canada as “the World’s most severe maritime challenge” According to the Scott Polar Research Institute information
We are the second British Sailing Yacht to complete Route 6 in one season both of whom have completed it this year 2014. Route 6 is Davis Strait, Lancaster Sound, Prince Regent Inlet, Bellot Strait, Rae Strait, Simpson Strait, Coronation Gulf, Amundsen Gulf, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, There have only been 9 sailing vessels to date completing this route.
We didn’t do this all by ourselves we did have help,
Peter Burtenshaw – Our ice central in the UK sending daily ice charts of which he compressed and sniped so we could receive them on our HF Radio. Simon Chalk – Sending weather info and morale boasting emails
Jerry KL7EDK Fairbanks Winlink station and Neil YE1YZ Halifax Winlink station – without these two we couldn’t receive emails and ice charts. Peter Semotiuk – always helping anyone that attempts the North West Passage. It goes without saying our supportive families and friends.
Lewisporte Yacht Club – memorable and enjoyable people and place to prepare for the Passage. And our Crew – Randall Reeves, Nick Carter and Nikki Woodroffe.
Where next Dutch Harbour, home of the Discovery Channels “Deadliest Catch” for a couple of days, where we hope to add some photos of this year’s trip. Being alone on board now we can take in the 5000+ historic nautical miles we have just sailed and spending time thinking of next year’s Cruising. Alaska
Bears, Bald eagles, Moose, Caribou, Beavers, Otters, Whales, Dolphins, Snow Capped Mountains, Glaciers, Hot Springs, White Water Rivers not forgetting Alaskan Salmon. Care to join us?