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Graeme Kendall solo yachtsman

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Posted by John Wilson on September 06, 2016 at 17:11:49 user hugo.

Solo yachtsman Graeme Kendall from Christchurch, New Zealand has just published a book on his solo yachting “To the Ice and Beyond”. He sailed the Northwest Passage in 2010 (after failing in 2005) so was the 140th vessel since Roald Amundsen did it in 1903-06. He was the first to do it solo and non-stop, in a record 12 days. Unlike 2005, it was mostly ice-free in 2010. His book has advice on planning a serious (solo) sailing expedition: Rules No 1 to 10 are “Don’t fall overboard”. So he always peed into a chemical toilet, not off the back of the yacht (Too dangerous). And describing an Atlantic cyclone: Plan A: weather it out; Plan B: run away to Plan F: abandon ship .. because that’s the point when your’e f......”

NB: Canada regards the Northwest Passage as Canadian waters, though the United States regards it as international waters, and did not seek permission for sending the Coastguard supply ship “Polar Sea” through it in 1985.

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