[Vision2020] Explorers Navigate Northwest Arctic Passage OpenDue to Low Ice

Art Deco deco at moscow.com
Thu Sep 9 19:10:02 PDT 2010

Such cruises are not without peril:  http://articles.cnn.com/2010-08-29/world/canada.cruise.ship.grounded_1_cruise-ship-coast-guard-crew-members?_s=PM:WORLD
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ron Force 
  To: Ted Moffett ; Moscow Vision 2020 
  Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 5:11 PM
  Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Explorers Navigate Northwest Arctic Passage OpenDue to Low Ice

  Ted, yacht voyages in one season through the Northwest passage are becoming relatively common, if still somewhat difficult. Nine private yachts did the passage in 09. Paul Allen's Octopus, a 413 foot yacht, is on the passage now. It's by far the largest private yacht to make the trip-- most are 40-70 feet long.

  Ron Force
  Moscow ID USA

  From: Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com>
  To: Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
  Sent: Wed, September 8, 2010 3:23:11 PM
  Subject: [Vision2020] Explorers Navigate Northwest Arctic Passage Open Due to Low Ice


  Russia's Peter I yacht aims for record with Arctic voyage 
  The Russian yacht Peter I will try to set a new record in 2010 by attempting a round-the-world voyage through the Arctic Ocean during the summer-fall season, the captain said on Thursday.

  The icy route will take the vessel through the northern seas of Russia, the United States and Canada without the help of ice breakers. Eight crew members, including one woman, have been modifying the 18-meter long steel hull since last fall.



  Yacht accomplishes Arctic Sea Route, sails on to circumnavigate the North Pole


  September 8th, 2010 
  Sailing toward the Passage

  Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett


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