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Old 10-05-2013, 03:19 PM
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good luck boys and fair winds
it wont be easy
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:21 PM
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Jeff MacInnis and Mike Beedell sailed through Northwest Passage on a Hobie 18 during the summers of 186 - 1988. There trip is thought to be the first through the Northwest Passage without using an engine.
http://www.excellenceevents.com/exce...olar_pass.html
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:37 PM
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I wish them fair winds and following seas.

But, it seems they want this for the record books, am I right?

Circumnavigations are supposed to round the southern hemisphere. Going through the panama canal requires powered (non wind) transportation as well.

So, I am a little confused on this. It sounds more like a crossing of the 3 seas rather than a circumnavigation?

Although I admit, a blown up kayak would be a challenge in the southern seas.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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They are off on the second leg of their journey from La Corogne to Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands the tracker is here:

http://defisma.com/suivi-en-temps-reel-du-defi-sma/
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It's disappointing that Nina for example didn't carry a proper automatically deploying epirb much of the waste of money in that case is tied to the fact the SAR teams could not determine an accurate area in which to search. New Zealand are prepared to take the economic benefit from having yachts stop in they cant divorce themselves from the responsibilities that are part of that including SAR when required.---- Quote.

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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Yvan and Vincent are making progress on their journey from La Corogne to Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands. They were beaten up initially by the weather but are now sailing in lighter trade wind conditions.

http://defisma.com/calme-apres-tempete/
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:47 PM
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Yvan and Vincent are making progress on their journey from La Corogne to Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands. They were beaten up initially by the weather but are now sailing in lighter trade wind conditions.

http://defisma.com/calme-apres-tempete/
How much time is this expected to take?
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:55 PM
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How much time is this expected to take?
A long time, it could take a year or more for the circumnavigation the boat is not particularly fast.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:43 PM
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A long time, it could take a year or more for the circumnavigation the boat is not particularly fast.
Not surprising due to it's probable weight.

Multis are only fast when their weight is kept down.

Hard to do that with a lot of cruising gear on a boat of limited Length.

A Mono of the same length and weight would probably be nearly as fast and, even without ballast, probably safer and more comfortable.

The stores could be stowed in such a way as to act as self righting ballast, or go a long ways toward that. But a mono of that Length completing such a voyage would be hardly worth any print.

Of course a multi, cat or tri, with fatter hulls could keep the wing deck at a more reasonable height above the sea and even allow for higher speeds, as there would be less whetted area exposed to the sea (the wing deck)

But if that were done, the sailors would certainly inhabit the hull(s), spoiling the record attempt.

I think this record stuff is getting a bit silly.

Are we just glorifying people's ability to endure needless suffering?

100 strokes per once of fresh water? Man that's a lot of work.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:09 PM
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A circumnavigation ...is a circumnavigation.......whether you go "via Panama" or around the "three Capes" in the high latitudes.

Of course, if their attempt at the middle passage is successful, how long will it before before someone even crazier decides to attempt the three Capes route?

Personally, I'd rather have a storm cover over the wing pod, at least, so you could get dry and sleep, as both of these seem to have been the MAJOR problems for all other trips by open cat.

Both Pradel and Laurent suffered severe sunburn and sea sores because they were unable to get dry at all, Daniel even required skin grafts, and both stated that sleep was well nigh impossible until they were so exhausted they simply fell asleep where they sat - but that type of sleep, especially when interrupted, does not properly rest the body.

But good luck to the "mad Frenchies" anyway - it's certainly a major effort, although it looks like they are coast hugging down the African coast, rather than taking the straight run offshore to the Azores.

Typically, the website has no translation.....bloody Frogs..!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:15 PM
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Has anyone ever done a North-South circumnavigation?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:28 PM
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Bit problematic, with the continent of Antarctica in the way..!!

Closest so far is probably Matt Rutherfords circumnavigation of the Americas via North West Passage and Cape Horn

http://www.solotheamericas.org/
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:32 AM
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It looks to be more direct than all the dodging around the Americas and Africa in an E/W track, but that would more or less be the course, down the Pacific and up the Atlantic or vice versa.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:46 AM
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Yvan and Vincent are making progress on their journey from La Corogne to Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands. They were beaten up initially by the weather but are now sailing in lighter trade wind conditions.

http://defisma.com/calme-apres-tempete/
That is a nice looking beach cat ....
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:37 AM
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Best of luck to these folks, any live tracking?
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