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Old 13-09-2009, 11:56   #1
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Fiona Completes the Northwest Passage.

Check it out. Eric Forsyth and Fiona just arrived in Alaska. 39 sailing days, 3440nm.

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Old 13-09-2009, 16:40   #2
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COOL !!!

According to Tommy D Cook*, at least 8 ships are attempting the NorthWest Passage this summer.
Arctic Solo Sail: Voyage through the northwest passage
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Canadian Ice Service
Clinton Bolton
Bagan
Nordhavn 57 (power)
Crew: 10
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David Scott Cowper
Polar Bound
Custom 48-foot trawler yacht (power)
Crew: 1
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Cameron Dueck
Silent Sound
Amor 40 (sail)
Crew: 4
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Eric Forsyth
Fiona (sail)
Crew: 2
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Mark Schrader
Ocean Watch
Custom 64-foot cutter (sail)
Crew: 4+
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Kevin Oliver and Tony Lancashire
NorseBoat 17.5? (open sail boat).
Crew: 2
2009 Arctic Mariner Expedition - The Northwest Passage in an Open Boat.

Philippe Poupon + family
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IMO, pretty gutsy to make the NWP in a home-built fiberglass Westsail 42. Props to Capt Forsyth.

Looking at his past travels, I bet he'd sail Fiona to Jupiter if only he could figure out how to break orbit.
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Cool . Supposedly, within another decade or so it should be ice free all summer. Would make for a neat trip.
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That's what they say - less and less ice there. But a big achievement anyway. And I believe an amazing adventure!

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That's what they say - less and less ice there. But a big achievement anyway. And I believe an amazing adventure!

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But a big achievement anyway. And I believe an amazing adventure!
It's absolutely breathtaking up there!!! I can't wait to go back someday. Dunno if I'll ever be able to do a passage though. My hat goes off to all of them that try, fail and succeed.
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It's absolutely breathtaking up there!!! I can't wait to go back someday. Dunno if I'll ever be able to do a passage though. My hat goes off to all of them that try, fail and succeed.
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