News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : The Other Side of the Ice
The Other Side of the Ice


'The Other Side of the Ice'    .

The Northwest Passage is dangerous and has claimed many lives. This year the ice has reversed its melting trend with up to 60% more summer coverage in some areas than last year. Reportedly there are several yachts unable to complete the passage, abandoning their yachts until next year.

One filmmaker has, however, conquered the route when it was possible, along with his blended family who joined him for the adventure on a five-month journey.


Sprague Theobald is the mastermind behind the movie, 'The Other Side of the Ice,' now airing On Demand on Bright House Networks. The movie follows Theobald and his family during the 8,500-mile trek filled with deadly danger from ice and severe weather in their 57ft yacht Bagan.

Theobald has always had an affinity for the sea. From his three year stint on the America's Cup yacht Intrepid to his private voyages from Alaska through the Panama Canal and into the Caribbean, Sprague has over 40,000 deep water miles under his belt. His look at The America's Cup in 'The 25th Defense' won him an Emmy Award. The quest to conquer the Northwest Passage was a new magnet.

'The passage has been this theoretical passage between the Atlantic and Pacific and is usually chocked by ice,' said Theobald. 'But for hundreds and hundreds of years, I mean back to Columbus’ day, man has been trying to find this Arctic trail that can make a shortcut from the Atlantic to Pacific.'

Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a divorce more than 15 years earlier, the family embarked with untold hurts and unspoken mistrusts.

'What I found out -- and this is the main message from the documentary -- is that regardless of damage that you think may be done, there was a basis of love and concern underneath all of that,' explains Theobald.

'The Other Side of the Ice' is a film of survival, adventure and, ultimately, redemption.

The yacht used in this adventure, unlike Theobald's previous experiences, was not a sailing boat. Bagan is a Nordhavn 57.

Capable of crossing any ocean, 40 of these popular cruisers were built by Pacific Asian Enterprises. With a range of over 3,000 nautical miles, her modern, contemporary look provided spacious, luxurious accommodations.

Specifications:
57' long
17' beam
6'8' draft
57 tons
2000 gallons diesel.
1 Lugger 310 hp engine w/ 75 hp
'get-home' engine.
20kW gen-set

This film is newly released, and has received mixed reception, but for those who can't themselves brave one of the most dangerous passages on earth, the images are astonishing.

To view the trailer or purchase the movie, click here.


by Sprague Theobald/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=114540

8:44 PM Sun 15 Sep 2013GMT


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







Cruising USA











4.8 million Legos all at sea by Adam Clark Estes,




Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases by ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies,




Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),




Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors by Captain John Jamieson, Florida


Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,














Baby Nemos finding their way home by ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies,










The real ‘Supermoon’ story by Sail-world.com,




Sailor rescued after Facebook call for rescue by RNLI/Sail-World Cruising,










The Galley Guys' favourite shrimp recipe by Andy Adams and John Armstrong,




BoatUS speaks out about 'Ethanol-at-all-cost Agenda'
Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards
Eco-Sailboat of the future - Catherine Chabaud at work
Calling yachts in the South Pacific - rally to New Zealand
The final touch - which wax should I use on my boat?
ARC Baltic sets sail to discover Europe's 'east sea'
Another boom death. Australian sailor dies, hit by swinging boom
Galley Guru vital to the life of the cruising sailor
'Boat Handling in Marinas' by Rob Gibson - and how to get it reliably
Heart-stopping moment as whale capsizes Zodiac
If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs
Climate change could stop fish finding their friends
Vanuatu ups their welcome to cruising sailors with new approach
Criminal charges mooted for owners of sunk HMS Bounty
Red faces after authorities inadvertently aid boat thief to get away
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature
Sail Estonia: a VERY new idea
Tie This 'Lifesaving' Bowline in Seconds - the easy way!
A Beer Bummel on the Thames River
Online weather routing - possible? Predict Wind says yes
Why Boats Sink: Ten best tips on prevention   
The North West Passage calls: Who will answer this year?   
Polish adventure sailor in second try at North West Passage   
Whale research - new techniques expand for non-lethal methods   
Jessica Watson, solo sailing star, four years on...   
Americas solo non-stop circumnavigator crosses Pacific for research   
What is an El Niño and how will it affect my sailing? (Part 1)   
The Dinghy Nav Light Solution- a brilliantly dumb idea   
Spike in water temperatures evidence of ‘irreversible’ El Nino *Feature   
Sailing crew's battle to save yacht lost in the Indian Ocean   
Five Top Tips for selecting the best boatyard   
Tips for selecting the best boatyard   
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts   
Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix   
When is a Captain not a Captain?   
Free app for managing your yacht   
Amazing MOB survival - 13 hours floating, rescued by fishermen   
Boater hit by lightning survives: 'It was the worst pain ever'   
Inauguration of the new Yacht Club Monaco - Images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Lessons for sailing clubs - how does YOURS rate?   


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  

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 WAS Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT