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Andy has gone Sailing Around the World!

Tuesday May 10th, 2016
Death of a General | African Wanderlust | Buckley's Chance | The Four Kabompo Fools
The Sitting Duck Squadron | The Voyages of Rafiki
 
 


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The winds are in my favour, and I have departed. In 2013 I started out for the Northwest Passage, but had to turn back.
That year a cyclone in the Arctic churned up 70% more ice than usual.
Hardly any boats made it through the passage. 2014 also stayed mostly frozen.
However, 2015 was much warmer, with boats getting through in places that were usually closed by ice year round.
Hoping that the same situation will happen in 2016, I am making another attempt.

Just after seven a.m. Tuesday the 10th of May I passed through the heads leaving Sydney, to circumnavigate the globe solo, without stopping anywhere. I go north to Alaska, through the Bering Sea, the Chukchi Sea and into The Beaufort Sea north of Canada. Hopefully I can transit through the Northwest Passage via the Prince of Wales Strait, or wherever the ice permits and exit into Baffin Bay by Greenland sometime about the end of August. Then it will be south down Iceberg Alley to Newfoundland, across the Atlantic in the Gulf Stream towards Portugal to go around the North Atlantic High, around the Canaries and south towards Brazil to loop around the South Atlantic High, then south-east to Capetown, into the Southern Ocean roaring forties to Tasmania, and back up to Sydney. With luck, I will arrive in Sydney sometime in January 2017.

In support of Alzheimer's Australia, visit my web-page for donations at www.justgiving.com/Andy-Larson. Cheer me on and help fight dementia. Thanks to Pacific Sailing School and Digiboat for the Software On Board navigation suite and help with c-maps charts, and to Uvex for the shades for the Arctic. Thanks also to the CYCA for hosting me while I waited for the winds. And thanks to Laurie at Optics Hornsby for his generous support.

See you all in Sydney next year. NOTE: THERE ARE TWO WEBSITES TRACKING ME.. ONE LISTED ON 'WHERE IS RAFIKI' AND THE OTHER JUST BELOW.. FOLLOW ANDY ON WINLINK. WINLINK HAS DETAILS ON MY POSITION COURSE AND SPEED IF YOU CLICK ON THE LITTLE ICON.




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Death of a General

The Sitting Duck Squadron

The Voyages of Rafiki

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