OCC Lockdown Lecture #3: ‘SVALBARD’
by Judith Jacobsen Thursday 21st May at 1800 BST (UTC+1)
Judith & Haakon Jacobsen - Svalbard
Judith is Danish & Haakon is Norwegian and they live in Denmark. They both started sailing as adults. They met on a delivery sail from La Rochelle to Oslo, Norway and bought their first boat together 3 months later. They have owned 3 boats: 9 years in Denmark on an Hallberg Rassy 26’, 7 years in the Med on a Malö 40 (31.5’) and 10 years on Touché, an Island Packet 380.
They have Sailed approximately 22000 nM in Touche but always part time: 3 years in Scotland, 3 years in Norway, 1 season in Scotland & Ireland, 1 year in Atlantic France, then south to Gran Canaria, Crossing the Atlantic in 2018/2019 – The Eastern Caribbean, USA, Cuba, Grand Cayman and Panama. Touché is now in Panama waiting for new adventures.
Future plans (if Covid allows – they had planned to be in Chile around now): Through the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Easter Island, Puerto Montt, Chile and Patagonia. They don’t intend to sail around the world – unless you count as much as we can do ‘vertically’!
A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF NEW ZEALAND
David and Andrea McKay, s/v Diomedea, take us on a journey around New Zealand in their steel Van De Stadt Tasman 48 built by a Kiwi.
David and Andrea McKay - A Circumnavigation of New Zealand
David and Andrea McKay, s/v Diomedea, take us on a 3,500 mile journey around New Zealand in their steel Van De Stadt Tasman 48 built by a Kiwi. Their voyage took place in 2013-2014.
HIGH AND DRY IN ANTARCTICA
Follow Steve Brown's 36,000 nautical miles voyage over four years with stunning photography and gripping personal narrative
Steve Brown - High and Dry in Antarctica
Steve Brown recounts the story of his adventures in the Southern Ocean and his dragging anchor on Deception Island.
In 2020 Steve won both the OCC's Vasey Vase and the RCC's Tillman Medal for his account of this voyage.