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Old 29-11-2019, 17:59   #1
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Northwest passage

Has anyone planned a west to east passage through ?
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Re: Northwest passage

I have been studying a proposed route via the Northwest Passage to be a part of a future circumnavigation of North America.

start off Georgia Coast
Atlantic Ocean
Labrador Sea
Baffin Bay
Arctic Ocean
Beaufort Sea
Chukchi Sea
Gulf of Alaska
Pacific Ocean
Caribbean Sea......back to the GA Coast.

Somewhere from the Labrador Sea and the Chukchi Sea route via the Northwest Passage if open. West to East.........that very possible, but have not got enough into the planning to make that call. Although from my point of departure, Gulf Stream would aid going North..........

will keep a watch on your post.....
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Re: Northwest passage

I found this that might help, https://www.fortgeblasen.at/material..._Guide-NWP.pdf
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, DirtDobber.
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Re: Northwest passage

I have no personal experience to offer.

There is a podcast by Matt Rutherford, single handed sailing, where he often talks about the arctic and the NW passage, among other things. 2 reasons I mention it: 1. He often mentions somebody, “victor”?, who seems to be an expert on the ice up there. If you are planning a trip, might be somebody you would want to talk to.
2. I think he said in 2018 only 2 boats got through, one going west to East (Thor?) and the other East to west. Haven’t caught up to 2019, so not sure what happened.

If you are planning a trip, good luck and I would be interested in hearing about it.
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... There is a podcast by Matt Rutherford ...
He often mentions somebody, “victor”?, who seems to be an expert on the ice up there...
Maybe?
Paul-Émile Victor, was a French polar explorer and ethnologist, who led more than 60 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions (b. June 28, 1907--d. March 7, 1995 @ Bora Bora, FP).
The French Polar Institute (Institut Polaire Français Paul-Emile Victor - IPEV) is the resources agency for furthering French research in the polar regions. https://www.institut-polaire.fr/ipev-en/the-institute/
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Re: Northwest passage

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no, most likely Victor Wejer

He produces each year a Yacht Routing Guide for the North West Passage for the current season (i see that was already posted above). This provides up to date information to supplement that in the RCC Pilotage Foundation book Artic and Northern waters (which is the best current guide to the routes and should be used as a base for the above pdf).

Peter Semotiuk was another essential contact up there - he ran a daily HF radio and e-mail net. But I believe he has 'retired'.

I have some direct experience with the routes up there.
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... no, most likely Victor Wejer
... I have some direct experience with the routes up there.
Right! Thank you.
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There were 24 transits of NW Passage this year. (one vessel made two transits)

https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/resources...estpassage.pdf
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Re: Northwest passage

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I have been studying a proposed route via the Northwest Passage to be a part of a future circumnavigation of North America.

start off Georgia Coast
Atlantic Ocean
Labrador Sea
Baffin Bay
Arctic Ocean
Beaufort Sea
Chukchi Sea
Gulf of Alaska
Pacific Ocean
Caribbean Sea......back to the GA Coast.

Somewhere from the Labrador Sea and the Chukchi Sea route via the Northwest Passage if open. West to East.........that very possible, but have not got enough into the planning to make that call. Although from my point of departure, Gulf Stream would aid going North..........

will keep a watch on your post.....
Amazing plan and adventure. Has been a dream of mine too. I will make some research in the future for this too. Now we are talking prob a decade from now, but have been dreaming about this for a long time. My start point would be Sweden tho, so it would be a plan later on from my circumnavigation from Scandinavia.
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