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Old 13-07-2014, 21:19   #1
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USCG Rescues trapped Sailboat

I figured since the armchair lawyers and strategic sailing experts were closed down on the "RH is suing" thread, you could sink your fangs in this.

Mariner trying to sail Northwest Passage rescued by Coast Guard after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow | Alaska Dispatch
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A new nationality... Canadian-Turkish
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Dem Canaturks be trippin' and stuff...

I need to broaden my horizons - Why anyone wants to be on a sailboat surrounded by ice is unfathomable.
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Actually the correct nomenclature is Turkadians.
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Dem Canaturks be trippin' and stuff...

I need to broaden my horizons - Why anyone wants to be on a sailboat surrounded by ice is unfathomable.
'cause it's the quickest way from the west coast to the east coast (or visa versa)
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'cause it's the quickest way from the west coast to the east coast (or visa versa)
Not if you get stuck in the ice it isn't!
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Not if you get stuck in the ice it isn't!
If you noticed, they are no longer stuck, just getting some R&R at the local marina
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Dem Canaturks be trippin' and stuff...

I need to broaden my horizons - Why anyone wants to be on a sailboat surrounded by ice is unfathomable.

But....but.... Isn't this supposed to be the year that the Arctic is finally ice-free in summer according to the climate scientists?

Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'

Didn't Al Gore confirm that in his Nobel acceptance speech.

Gore: Arctic Ocean ice-free as early as 2014 - National World News | Examiner.com
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But....but.... Isn't this supposed to be the year that the Arctic is finally ice-free in summer according to the climate scientists?

Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'

Didn't Al Gore confirm that in his Nobel acceptance speech.

Gore: Arctic Ocean ice-free as early as 2014 - National World News | Examiner.com
Yes...and this one example proves the scientist wrong...Good job!
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It all depends on where the ice is, not necessarily how much there is. There are choke points along the NWP and if the wind blows the free ice into the choke points you aren't going anywhere until the wind blows it out again.

This quote from Jimmy Cornell's log. He is in Nuuk, Greenland, waiting to do the East/West passage this year.

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If planning an east to west passage, as in our case, the way to overcome this problem is to plan on arriving at the chosen point of departure in the second half of July, and be prepared to wait until the ice has started retreating to such an extent that a transit may be safely attempted. This tactic can entail a long wait, and also means that yachts must be ready to go as soon as conditions look favourable, as the situation can change rapidly. It is therefore imperative to be in the appropriate area and ready by mid-July at the latest, which is exactly what we are doing by having arrived at Nuuk before the end of June.
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Having had a boat designed and built with high latitude exploration in mind, I agreed with all the main points made by the authors, be it the choice of hull material, rig, aids to navigation, clothing, provisioning, and basic preparations generally. However, I would disagree with the statement that if you are unable to get a boat evidently suited for the rigours of high latitude sailing, with some modifications the boat you happen to have will do. High latitude sailing is not a trade wind passage to the Caribbean. The authors know it, I know it, and, for their own sake, the readers of this excellent book should also know it.
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the CG cutter probably had to stop their research on why the ice wasn't melting
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Yes...and this one example proves the scientist wrong...Good job!
And here's an example of political polarization. Good job !
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And here's an example of political polarization. Good job !
I didn't think they were that far north
That said my response was to the political polarization from Stu. Thanx for the adda boy...
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