Yacht Destiny

Adventures with Janice and Andy

13 October 2018 | Suduroy, Faroe Islands
08 October 2018 | Faroe Islands
06 October 2018 | North East Iceland
02 October 2018 | Akureyri
26 September 2018 | North West Iceland
23 September 2018 | East Greenland
22 September 2018 | East Greenland
20 September 2018 | East Greenland
19 September 2018 | East Greenland
18 September 2018 | West Greenland
18 September 2018 | West Greenland
17 September 2018 | West Greenland
16 September 2018 | West Greenland
13 September 2018 | South West Greenland
07 September 2018 | West Greenland
06 September 2018 | West Greenland
05 September 2018 | West Greenland
01 September 2018 | West Greenland
29 August 2018 | Davis Strait
26 August 2018 | Pond Inlet, Baffin, Canada

Safely Back In Sisimiut

01 September 2018 | West Greenland
Janice
Destiny and crew arrived back in Sisimiut at 10pm local time and tied up against one of Bo's Targa boats as there was no other space in the harbour. We had a celebratory dinner of Arctic Char, finishing the Tequila and a bottle of Prosecco. Then off to bed for 10+ hours of glorious, peaceful sleep.

It is Andy Wilson's birthday today, so breakfast included croissants and tonight we are off to Hotel Sisimiut for dinner. Andy and Claire start flying home tomorrow, arriving in the UK on Wednesday. Dave is going to look at flights later today. Hopefully our parts will arrive in the next couple of days so we can fix the transmission and then start the journey back to the UK. This is our plan at the moment but the weather will have a big influence on what we can actually achieve.

The sail from Ravenscraig, Baffin was good. We managed to sail 320nm and motored 126nm, so keeping the transmission for when we really needed it. We started with good downwind sailing, had half a day of motoring before progressing to close hauled sailing before the final motor into Sisimiut harbour.

We are all safe having had a great adventure in very difficult conditions. We heard yesterday from Victor Wejer that northern Regent Sound is blocked with 4-6/10ths ice and forecast to start refreezing for the winter in the next fortnight. The 3 boats still there have been advised to escape but it will be a battle. Thor has managed to escape the ice on the West side of Bellot Strait but not sure where they will get to as the Beaufort coastline to Alaska is blocked and re-freezing. We wish them all safe passage. So it would appear that no boats will make the North West Passage transit this year.

PICTURE: Andy Wilson swapping with the Greenland, Canadian and Nunavut flags at the demarkation in the Davis Strait.
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Vessel Name: Yacht Destiny
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt | Samoa 47
Hailing Port: Stornoway, UK
Crew: Andy and Janice Fennymore-White
About: We built Destiny from scratch in a barn over 8 years and have lived aboard her full time since 2013. We are on a journey to explore our limits without time constraints anywhere the wind may take us. We have spent the last 3 years in the Arctic enjoying endless summer days and long Northern lights.
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