Colin had some great winds through the Johnstone Strait this morning. The low pressure system brought winds from the south instead of headwinds, which allowed him to travel at speeds of 7 knots at times.
When he started this morning at 5 am it was raining and crawling out of his warm cabin was a little less enticing but the favourable conditions made up for that. Colin sailed exclusively throughout the morning and early afternoon, then the winds died and he had to row. Colin’s now anchored off a near island near Port Hardy and is still holding his lead.
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At Angus Rowboats, our passion for adventure naturally draws us to the mystique of the Northwest Passage – one of the world's most captivating and perilous waterways. Historically, this elusive passage promised a shorter shipping route, spurring early navigators to fervently chart and struggle through its icy intricacies.
The summer of 2023 saw three audacious teams, including one using our very own RowCruiser boats, aiming to be the first to traverse NW Passage solely by human power within a single season. As the season concludes, we've chronicled these attempts, and catalogued past human-powered endeavors to navigate the Northwest Passage.