sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year?
The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year?

'North West Passage: a grand adventure but an uncertain challenge'    .

Northwest Passage routes -  .. .  
The great annual sailing adventure these days is not crossing the Atlantic, or even going around the world.

It's not going solo, it's not even idiotically braving the Gulf of Aden.

No, the greatest adventure of the current era is undoubtedly transiting the once impassable North West Passage. The weather is warming - but not evenly - and conditions will always be uncertain.

Douglas Pohl, the best North West Passage Watcher, tells who will be embarking in 2014.


This is a work-in-progress, so please let us know if you have any more details for Douglas.

West to East 2014 :

1. S/V CELESTE - Ellen and Seth Leonard on a 40 ft cold-molded sloop designed by Francis Kinney (http://gonefloatabout.com/) No word on a departure date but said was planning a direct Gulf of Alaska crossing to shake-down all of the new equipment... lol

2. S/V SANNA - Dave and Marie Ungless on a custom 15 m (49.9 ft) GRP hull by Bavaria Production Yard to European Class A and Cat 1 blue water ocean offshore cruising specification. (http://www.sanna-uk.com/) Reporting Prince Rupert about June 20th - re-considering a 2014NWP or delaying to 2015 to enjoy the Inside Passage and Alaska - marvelous boating country!

Polar Bound - six North West Passage crossings already, about to attempt the seventh -  .. .  


East to West 2014 NWP:

3. S/V AVENTURA IV (GBR) - Jimmy Cornell's new Garcia 45 flagship for the Blue Planet Odyssey circumnavigation rally (http://www.blueplanetodyssey.com/)
AR 20140621 Nuuk Greenland

4. S/V CATRYN - Dia Rice on an Island Packet 43 motor sailor (http://blog.mailasail.com/catryn)
Underway for Greenland on 20140615

5. S/V FESTINA LENTE (GBR) - Author Nick Pochin on a Discovery 55 (http://blog.mailasail.com/festina.lente)
Iceland preparing to depart 20140623 for Greenland

6. S/V NORDLYS -Nigel and crew on a Swan 47 (http://www.sailblogs.com/member/nwp/)
Underway for Greenland on 20140616

7. S/V NOVARA - Stephen Brown on a Bestevaer 60C w AeroRig departing from Maine USA (http://www.sy-novara.com/)
Underway on 20140618 ETA Lunenburg NS 20140625

8. M/V POLAR BOUND - 170hp 48 foot expedition motor vessel with world explorer David Scott Cowper on his seventh NWP Watching weather conditions. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Scott_Cowper)

9. S/V SUILVEN - John and Linda Andrews on an Oyster 47 departing from Oban (http://blog.mailasail.com/suilven)
AR Iceland 20140617, Departed with FESTINA LENTE for Greenland.

Solanus in the North West Passage -  .. .  


2013 Vessels Continuing in 2014:

10. S/V EMPIRICUS (USA) - Jesse Osborn in a custom 50' ketch sailing vessel continuing August 1, 2014 Cambridge Bay his West-to-east 2013 NWP. Blog: (http://empiricusembarks.wordpress.com/)

11. S/V GITANA (USA) - Mike Johnson in a 44' Lapworth Schooner continuing an East to West 2013NWP from Cambridge Bay

12. S/V LADY DANA (POL) - Ryszard Wojnowski continuing an Arctic Circumnavigation through the NWP on a 14.3 m steel sloop after wintering over in Vancouver Canada. (http://arctic2013.pl/en/route/) Reported Prince Rupert June 16, 2014.

14. M/V LE MANGUIER (FRA) (known as MANGO) - Captain Philippe Hercher continues a West to East Arctic voyage after wintering over in Paulatuk NWT in a 21.1 m ex-navy steel tug with stay-sails rig. (http://www.navirelemanguier.com/)

Several east to west vessels in 2013 suffered a breakdown else made the decision to retreat part way through and may possible return in 2014-2015. Details anyone?

The rowers and paddlers:

15. Rowing Vessel 'ROWING ICE' (FRA) (Mathieu Bonnier's 2010 row boat named TICO after his Alaskan Husky dog) - Charles Hedrich is attempting to become the first person to row the entire NWP. He departed from the Pacific Arctic Circle at Wales AK on July 1, 2013 and arrived Tuktoyaktuk NWT on September 10, 2013 covering 1,100 miles in 72 days for an average speed just over 15 miles per day. ROWING ICE was placed on the hard with an Eskimo family and he plans to continue rowing as soon as the 2014 ice opens.

(http://charleshedrich-nordouest.blogspot.fr/?view=sidebar)

Tuktoyaktuk to Pond Inlet via Bellot Strait is 1600 miles. Can Charles Hendrich row this extra distance in 2014? If ROWING ICE can winter over in Pond Inlet, the 2015 distance to the finish line is only 700 miles to the Atlantic Arctic Circle in Davis Strait.

16. Anne Quemere who will be paddling her little red kayak between Inuvik and Pond Inlet? While not an official Northwest Passage she does have interesting comments and content online. Departed Inuvik around June 24, reported Tuktoyaktuk June 27th - she is on the move... (http://www.anne-quemere.com/?lang=en)

As stated at the beginning of the article, our author Douglas Pohl would appreciate any updates from readers. You can contact Douglas as follows:
Email: douglas_pohl@yahoo.com
Blog: northwestpassage2014.blogspot.com


The sights are amazing - photo by Eric Forsyth -  .. .  


by Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=123875

11:37 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



You scratched my seagrass! by Steven Katona, Newport, RI
















The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida














Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,
















World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida










Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings
The Boat Cookbook
La Grace - Flagship of Africa-Europe Challenge in 2014
Indian Ocean-wide tsunami exercise to test readiness
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall at St John’s
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates
World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali
Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike
Cowes Breakwater causes new tidal flow
EU Naval flagship- frigate assist yacht twice maydays in pirate zone
An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
Dinghy Safety - More to think about
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD?
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis
Europe tightens up on skippers competency certification
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens
A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available   
BNS Leopold I to commence counter-piracy operations   
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'   
Wanted youth circumnavigators on a 'Voyage of Imagination'   
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada   
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising   
Death by Dinghy   
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time   
Coast Guard searching for two boaters near St. Petersburg   
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act   
Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub   
PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon   
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!   
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is   
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean   
European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video   
Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video   
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT