Ready to challenge Baffin Bay

Published 24.09 in category Northern Passage - 2010

Position update 14.07 CEST: 72.77167 N, 76.62604 W

Position update 22.42 CEST: 72.45138 N, 73.95175 W
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Note: After just a few hours in Pond Inlet, the “Northern Passage” sailed onward toward Baffin Bay. They are ready for the challenging crossing and the long southeastward journey towards the southern tip Greenland.



18 comments to Ready to challenge Baffin Bay18

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    Maria  /  September 24, 2010

    I guess they just changed their underwear inside out and went on! It`s a incredible trip on so many levels – congratulations to all of you! Best wishes for the rest 🙂 Maria


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    Tom K  /  September 24, 2010

    And we go again -thats the spirit – use the good NW winds for the next week – and the trip to south Greenland will be a nice one.


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    Nick Rouse  /  September 24, 2010

    Some define the start/end of the north west passage as Baffin Bay. If Peter 1 is still in Pond Inlet, and their Spot map shows them there, does this make Northern Passage the first to complete both passages in one season?


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    Jean M, Colorado  /  September 24, 2010

    A truly amazing and inspiring journey!


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    Ola T  /  September 24, 2010

    Touch’n go – that’s the spirit!
    Hope you remembered to pick up the new forestay!
    We’ll cross our fingers for the NW winds when we pop the champagne and salute you tonight!


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    Ulrich ( Corsair Sweden )  /  September 24, 2010

    If the Northern Passage arrives in Oslo before Peter 1:st arrives in Murmansk (Peter 1:st did start from there, right?) which is likely, Northern Passage would anyway be the first sailing vessel to have circumnavigated the globe this route in one season. Let’s hope for good weather for both crews during the remaining trip.


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    Erling  /  September 24, 2010

    This is the most exiting race i have seen in a long time. I suggest Børge and Toffen for Volvo Ocean Race! I bet you would get sponsors and top crew in less than an mounth.


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    Grethe Loe  /  September 24, 2010

    Congratulations! nice reportage on the NRK TV news today!


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    Christoffer L  /  September 24, 2010

    Erling: Your probably right, BUT that wouldn’t be THEIR “race”, would it?
    With due respect for those devoted to the regatta-sport; Børge, Thorleif & Crew are aiming another direction!?


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    Nick Rouse  /  September 24, 2010

    Ulrich,
    Peter 1 started out in St. Petersburg and they have indicated that they will return there. It is an extra 800 nautical miles futher than Olso and they have said on their blog that the Baltic in winter can be difficult.
    Both teams have plenty that will test their seamanship (and seawomanship
    in Elena Solovieva’s case) before they reach home but both teams have already shown this in abundance.


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    bastien  /  September 24, 2010

    It’s a great race indeed. sadly, it’s a great race.
    Anyway congratulation for the team. Borge seems to succeds in everything he attemps. great man. Inspiring


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    Greg  /  September 24, 2010

    Was your forestay waiting for you in Pond Inlet? (Heh, and was the air freight charge to Pond Inlet more than the cost of the forestay? 🙂 )

    Congratulations and best of luck on the journey home – the North Atlantic in October may still test you.


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    Ulrich ( Corsair Sweden )  /  September 24, 2010

    Nick, thanks for the info, I had difficulties in finding information about “Peter 1st” and for some reason assumed they started from Murmansk. Anyway, the southern Baltic and the “Gulf of Finland” (where S:t Petersburg are located) are ice-free until January unless this winter gets very unusual. Far easier to sail here than north of Norway, so if they do’nt make a long stop or something happens, they will be back home in late October/early November and then it’s not even risk for freezing at nights. (The Baltic is my home waters.)


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    Olav Grinde  /  September 24, 2010

    “Some define the start/end of the north west passage as Baffin Bay. If Peter 1 is still in Pond Inlet, and their Spot map shows them there, does this make Northern Passage the first to complete both passages in one season?”

    That’s an interesting point, Nick. Certainly if their Spot reports are reliable, “Peter 1st” is still in Pond Inlet – perhaps celebrating – while the “Northern Passage” is well into Baffin Bay, pressing ever onward.

    Best regards,
    Olav


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    Christoffer L  /  September 24, 2010

    On wednesday Igor visited the West of Greenland, almost making it into Grekenland for some hours, due to a visit by the remnants of hurricaine Igor, a føhn-effect caused temperatures to rise to 18 Celsius! So no wonder why Northern Passage got such a rush to get away from blue degrees… Not to forget the Captain, Thorleif, who will soon become grandfather.
    So sail as you got the whole Peterman 2010-B glacier filled with hungry Icebears heading after you!


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    Harry  /  September 24, 2010

    True Scandinavian attitude!! Proud of you!


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    Pål Brudevoll  /  September 24, 2010

    GRATULERER MED 2 PASSAGER – DEN NÅ NAVNGITTE – NORDPASSAGEN !!
    Hold konsentrasjonen oppe. Ennå mange timer hjem !! God tur videre. Pål Brudevoll. Member Team X-Greenland 2010


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    Wilhelm Munthe-Kaas  /  September 25, 2010

    All of you; Congratulations with the passages ! What an impressing voyage ! We shall keep a keen eye on the Grib-files in the weeks to come. Happy sailing !

    Fair winds

    Wilhelm


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