Posts by Gijs Sluik

Elephant Island, Point Wild

Elephant Island, Point Wild

Elephant Island, Point Wild, the departure point for Sir Ernest Shackelton and 5 of his crew after beeing shipwrecked in...

Fin whale’s at one oclock!

Fin whale’s at one oclock!

Fin whale’s at one oclock! Just after breakfast there was a big blow and some what later a dorsal fin....


Yesterday the wind left us. We gave it al we got but to no avail. It left us rolling and...



We are eager to make the boat move as well as possible. Trimming the sails and bringing the art of helming down to perfection! As gracefully as the Sooty Shearwater, the little Tecla glides with out moving her wings. She seems to know the way for she does not need much encouragement! Time is spent telling stories of travels far and wi

..and then there was land!

The spot we were anchored in was only a couple of cables of the surf break! Although I did not find any place to stowe my boards this spring it was awesome to watch these people go at it. O'Neill the man who invented the wet suit lived only a few miles away from here.

The number two

The pour mutilated number two spent most of our world trip shamefully folded away on deck. It was not until Freemantle, Australia when she came back to live. Some of her creme pannels had to be replaced with some white ones. She bares her scares well, and is ever so eager.

Take the in shore passage…

The good thing is the winds are likely to be from the west... This is what our fisherman was worried about, and that is why he always took the inshore passage. Of course I had considered this, but it puts a lot of miles to the already long trip.

Dinner in Dease Stait

Early as in before the last journey of Franklin. The happy days... Although Britain did not need the North West Passage by the time Sir John was rising the ranks, it became a matter of national pride. On his first trip north he was to map the area to the east of the Coppermine river.

M’Clure was the first man to sail the NWP… Not M’Clintock.

The first recorded voyage insearch of such a passage was madde by John an Sabastian Cabot at the end of the 15th century. After that many of such expeditions

Tactics and Time Correction Factor

What a race! Starting of in light airs sailing into strong winds even gale force winds. It didn’t take long...