We are in Scotland
poised to set out to the Arctic. We will stop in the Orkneys and the Faroes and aim to be in Iceland
by the end of this month. Then we will cross to Tasillaq, Greenland
as soon as the ice conditions on the East Coast
are reasonable. We will cruise
the fjord there and the coast North of Tasilaq, and if the ice conditions permit
, we will go up to Scoresby Sund.
we will sail to Northern Ireland
, stopping in Reykjavik if necessary. This is a particularly tricky passage
planning point of view, but the 400 miles from Reykjavik to Tasillaq is also a fairly serious job to plan properly. We get weather
via Saildocs, Wefax and Navtex, and like all offshore
sailors, I guess, I have some experience myself with weather, but it sure would be great to have someone on shore looking at the big picture for us using a wider variety of sources of information and possibly deeper expertise, than what we have on board.
Is there anyone who might be interested in supporting our expedition with weather advice and weather routing? We don't have any budget
to hire a pro for this, but it might be fun for someone to participate in our little venture from land. We have a professional filmmaker on board and will make a movie
about the trip, and the weather guru -- if we find one -- will be recognized as part of the team.
We have HF radio
and I have a ham radio license
, and we also have an Iridium
Go, so we can communicate by different means -- HF voice or email
via Winlink; SMS messages, emails with light attachments via satellite
voice if necessary.
Please PM if interested.