Jamcat - The Northwest Passage on a multihull!

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The catamaran left the port of Arzal to tackle one of the planet’s most mythical journeys: the crossing of the Northwest Passage, from the coast of Greenland to the Bering Strait. If in the past, this passage has long been looked upon enviously with a view to finding a northern trade access route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century, after many attempts, that the Norwegian Roald Amundsen succeeded in crossing it. It took him three years, from 1903 to 1906. Since then, about forty crews have crossed it, under sail or motor, but also sometimes under sail alone or even rowing, mainly from west to east. For us, we have just started this 9,000-mile route: we will pass through the Faroe Islands, then Iceland, before getting to the entrance of the passage at the end of July. We are then planning a minimum of one months’ sailing along the Canadian islands of Nunavut, and around Alaska via the Aleutian Islands, before arriving near Anchorage in mid- September. The main difficulty will be to find a way through the ice that only opens up for a few weeks in summer. ...

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