Friday, January 4, 2008

Cruising J/46 to the Remote Arctic

Experienced offshore sailor Ned Cabot recently published a story of the latest adventure aboard his J/46 ‘Cielita’ in Ocean Navigator magazine (Jan/Feb ’08 issue). This is a must read for J/Cruising enthusiasts. Since 2003 Ned and some well seasoned crew mates have explored many areas in the northern latitudes visiting Labrador, Greenland, Scotland, Iceland, Ireland and most recently Norway, sailing through the Norwegian Sea and touching on the Arctic Ocean within 600nm of the North Pole... that’s about as far north as one can sail on earth! An abridged picture-less version of his 2007 cruise is available at Ocean Navigator Online here. To see some great pics, go out and get a copy of Ocean Navigator at the newsstand, it’s on page 32. Also there are some neat photos and more info on past voyages at the Cielita sailing blog.