Monthly Archives: September 2011

North Pacific

I had to time my passage through the Athenian Islands as there is a current that can run at 9kts. Once through the Ungala Pass The winds died down a bit and since they were from behind I thought it … Continue reading

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Q & A: Open ocean?

QUESTION Another vega owner here, wishing you well. On the tracker you are now just a dot in the ocean- for the first time there is no land on the screen- I guess you are out of sight of land … Continue reading

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Q & A: Sailing direction?

QUESTION Hey Matt, I am writing this from the west coast of Canada. I am totally impressed with your voyage and passion. My question is concerned with Navigation. I have been following your course and have been wondering why you … Continue reading

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Q & A: Favorite Sails?

QUESTION Hey Matt! It’s Sept 28th, and 16:30 BC time (0100 UT, I think?) You are nearly at the 49th, I am at 49.001 … so I just went outside and gave you a big wave and a double-thumbs up!! … Continue reading

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Q & A: How are the Shelf Reliance meals working out?

QUESTION Matt, I am going to start marketing Shelf Reliance to marine world. Could you give me an update on how its working out? Do you find it easy to use? Is it meeting your nutritional needs? Have you lost/gained … Continue reading

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Q & A: Shorelines a big fear?

QUESTION Hi Matt — Incredible blog. I find myself wondering how you’re doing quite often. Two questions (if I am permitted!): Aren’t shorelines a big fear during storms? I was puzzled by you seeking shelter in bays and coves using … Continue reading

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Q & A: Albin Vega Modifications

QUESTION Hi Matt. Very impressed by your progress so far. I’m an Albin Vega owner and I wondered what modifications if any you made to the boat for this voyage (strengthening rigging, bracing beam under mast, …)? All the best … Continue reading

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Q & A: Weather Strategy

QUESTION Matt – advise details on your weather sailing strategy – wholely PredictWind based? What changes are you observing since departing the Arctic – water, sky, light, wildlife etc. What MUSTs do you suggest for anyone attempting the NWP? Standing … Continue reading

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Blog Update

Mike has changed the way I receive your comments so I now get them directly. We are going to try to make this site a bit more interactive. I just received word of a 2k dollar donation (from my dad) … Continue reading

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Open Water

I’ll try to explain my original problem I had with this resupply, although I might come across sounding completely crazy. The heroes in my life are men like Shackleton, Amundsen, and Tom Crean. When I left on this trip I … Continue reading

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