The year to remember in the Northwest Passage

Victor Wejer sends us his count of vessels and their decisions or fate in the NWP in 2018

By Daria Blackwell - 06/09/2018


A little provisional summary of 2018 Northwest Passage activity:

- 21 sail boats intended to battle.
- 3 didn't start.
- 1 with no engine barely touched the boundary of NWP.
- Out of two boats heading East, only one reached the way point in Cambridge
Bay to winter.
- 14 boats withdrew
- Only one, German "Thor", a Exploration 52, is still running strong westbound in the Arctic after being beset in heavy ice for 3 weeks in the central Arctic.
- One sank.

I am not aware of any other sail boats.

The year to remember.


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