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The Northwest Passage - Talk By John Andrews

12th November, 15:00 - 18:00
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After sailing on Saturday 12th of November, we have refreshments and a talk for all club members and their friends, presented by the Offshore section.

The Northwest Passage – a talk By John Andrews (an ex. Shustoke SC Merlin sailor)

Yacht Suilven, an Oyster 47, was launched in 2003. In 2014 she departed from Oban in Scotland bound for Iceland, then onwards to West Greenland, Baffin Bay, and Lancaster Sound, before getting ice bound and turning back from approximately halfway through the Northwest Passage, eventually over-wintering on the north coast of Newfoundland. In 2015 she returned to the Arctic on the Greenland coast northwards and the Labrador coast southwards, then west of Newfoundland to Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia, over-wintering in Halifax.
The talk will introduce a little history of the Northwest Passage, preparation of a yacht for high latitude sailing, crew dynamics, catering, encounters with ice, wild life, and Inuit people.

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