Sunday, 16 May 2010

Would you like to sail in the Arctic this summer?

Yesterday I spoke with Roger Capp's who owns the 100 year old Pilot Cutter Dolphin. During our chat Roger told me that someone has dropped out of the second part of this summer's Arctic voyage due to illness.  If you would like to be a crew member for this part of the trip please will you email your sailing CV to Emma Metcalf,

The crew member must be able to sail and the cost of the voyage including flights will be about £1,000.00. The proposed itinerary is listed below.

July 17th – July 26th: Sail to Sjuoyane,  Nordaustlandet, via Prins Karls Forland, Ny Alesund, Fairhaven and Moffen.
July 26th – August 4th:  Exploring Nordaustlandet. with the aim of exploring further East, and South to go walking in the area of Rijpfjorden and Prins Oscars land,  should ice conditions allow. 
August 4th – August 12th: Hinlopen Straits via Freemansundet to Storfiorden.
August 12th – August 18th: Storfjorden to Tromso
August 18th – August 22nd: Tromso to Ornes
August 22 – August 26/27th: Pack up.

Dolphin is 38ft and does not have much room.  Cockpit leads to companionway steps , galley to starboard. Navigation table to port, pilot berth behind. Saloon with two berths and the stove. Beyond the cabin with a double berth to starboard and a single to port, always full of sails. Heads in the bows.  She is a good sea boat, gaff rigged with a yard and square sail. Lots of ropes, no winches.
Expect to be cold, and cramped and amazed by the trip.

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