• event MW3 - 2022

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    FAR NORTH ARCTIC
    STRAIT OF NARES
    SAILING ROUGH REAL REMOTE GREENLAND

    - Augustus - OPEN to invitation -

    ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

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WILDERNESS EXPEDITION
STRAIT OF NARES
KANE BASIN AND HUMBOLDT
SAILING TO THE EXTREME
NORTHERN REMOTES OF GREENLAND
IN THE WAKE OF FIRST DISCOVERERS
AS FAR NORTH AS WE SAFELY CAN GET
alternatives
INGLEFIELD BREDNING
BOWDAIN FJORD



Expedition style sailing in the Arctic as companions on invitations only. Economical and still not on a shoestring, against a contribution level you may afford. Adventurous, by times out of comfort, overall extremely satisfying.

All my expeditions take place against the background of my POLARCIRCLE-XL expedition.


MW3 GREENLAND FAR NORTH - STRAIT OF NARES EXPEDITION

The Sailing Expedition to the Far North Strait of Nares, is my most fascinating, it is the glowing diamond in my pocket. We will meet the limits of sailing the Arctic.

Very few sailors have been here, hardly any charts and the extreme remoteness will make us explorers of some kind. From the end of the 16th century Davis, Bylot and Baffin, John Ross, Inglefield, Kane, Hayes, they were the real discoverers. Quite some boats got wrecked and beached, laid apart for purpose of surviving. We may check their traces of surviving the harsh winters.

The ice masses and how they move are subject to partly unknown powers of nature. Latest climate change may cause more big ice on our path instead of less. Any sail plan will fall to pieces, we will progress by the merci of nature.

Important ! Though even more exciting, the expedition could take all month of August and stands as second to my plan to sail the North West Passage. I can make up my mind only in February 2022 when Canadian Gov will publish new restrictions on Nunavut, if any.
Except for corona the NW Passage may get cancelled for reasons of being choked with too much ice.

On this condition you may apply from now to be on the alert list for the possible Nares expedition. send me a mail.


CORONA C-19 QUARANTINING IN WILDERNESS

If such restrictions may be ordered again we obey quarantine rules by sailing out into the wilderness.



WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

Adventure comes rarely without resistance: not for softies – chilly weather now and then – ice lookout - radar guard – fog – ice cold seaspray – all hands on deck.
Gain new experiences: sailing experience - responsibility, your contribution is not without commitment, ' ya can't wreck the ship ' - dedication and mindfullness - new friendships – discover unsuspected qualities to yourself.
Opportunities for M/V: full engagement for both genders, grab this opportunity.
Your captain: has been trained on 7000 m mountain peaks, in dry deserts, and more than 30,000 miles in wind and ice on Northern seas. Ready to sharing knowledge and a good cook. Only human, owner of a list of shortcomings, will never let go of your safety and well being. Speaks many languages.



HOW DOES IT WORK

Participation in my small-scale Mae West expeditions on invitation only. 
You don't need to be a sailor to fully enjoy.
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HOW DOES IT WORK

Expedition style sailing in the Arctic on companionship-agreement. 
Economical and still not on a shoestring, against a contribution level you may afford.
You will have a desire to take part in all sailing activities, handling sails, ropes and lines, expedition planning, provisioning, repairs, cleaning and scrubbing, cooking . . 

I as the skipper I made it my mission to invite you into all activities, to share knowledge and supply you with plenty of instructions. It is my dearst wish to see you go home enriched.


WANT AN INVITATION ?

Do you feel to take part in my expedition world,send me a mail.
Select an activity date or  your own date preference as there might be more options for you behind the program, say in a few words why you wish to join and send. 
You will receive your follow up/invitation soon.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

Terms and conditions: download pdf


HOW ABOUT THE COLD

Greenland springtime comes with a lot of bright sunshine, it really feels like springtime. The freezing is over, mostly you wear a sweater or windbreaker instead of a shirt. Cloud cover and fog will make for chilly days. So yes, it will be cold now and then. Bad weather comes with dramatic landscapes so we dress well and go ! 


MUST I BE A SAILOR

Need to be a seasoned sailor? All you need is a desire to learning, a healthy and sportive physical condition and a vivid mind as well.


WHAT IS HEALTHY AND SPORTIVE PHYSICAL CONDITION

Sailing is a stop and go sport. You can move around in control over deck and through the tilting boat, stairs up, stairs down. Not shy to pull the lines, lift a heavy sail, lift an anchor. You Can pull a 30kg loaded line for a few minutes.

Are you not sure, go to the fitness and do a bit of light power training in advance.


WHAT WILL IT COST

MW3   expedition may take 30 days

It is my ambition to realize participation in my demanding arctic expeditions for true sporters against a lowest possible share in the costs.
You share in the costs of long term ship preparations on navigation in the Arctic and maintenance to keep the Mae West fit.
You share in every days costs of fuel for the boat and the dinghy and food.
Part of a day will count as one day. 
Max 4 participants. Your contribution will be:

€ 159 a day for first time joining with me on the Mae West.
€ 119 a day for all who have joined me on former expeditions for at least 15 days.
€ 10   a day to compensate only a bit for 2020 C19 disaster.
€ 70   B&B: max one additional night, lunch, dinner and bed and breakfast.
€ 50 booking costs

If you obtain your invitation through a third party you must count with their booking costs.



INCLUDED

Accommodation on board,
Bed with comfy mattress, pillow and bedsheets
All food and all meals that we eat onboard
All boat-related expenses such as diesel, gas, harbor-fees etc
All use of equipment such as dinghy, fishing rods etc
Safety gear for all expedition members: life jackets, survival suits, approved 8pax life raft.


NOT INCLUDED

Travel expenses to and from the boat.
Insurances of any kind.
Visits to restaurants on shore, museums, galleries.
Alcoholic and softdrinks


PAY and CANCELLATION SCHEME 

Once accepted you pay a 50% downpayment.
Balance to be paid 60 days before boarding.
Cancellation more than 150 days: full refund minus costs € 50
Cancellation more than 90 days: retains 50% of full contribution
Cancellation later between 90 and 0 days: no refund.


RISK LEVEL SAILING ON DISKO BAY GREENLAND

Risk level is light 2-3 out of 5
EC scheme package tours: the Mae West won’t fall under this regulation.On arrival and you will sign check in and liability waiver.
Proof is required of insurance covering  sailing on sea, search&rescue, as well comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance.


WHAT TO BRING 

We have no space to store suitcases and wheeled bags, cannot be accepted on boarding. Use a foldable expedition duffel max 80L. Ortlieb Rack-XL is my favorite.

Notes to a packing list will be send to you.


TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE BOAT

From Copenhagen Denmark (CPH) there are direct flights, some discount flights, to Kangerlussuaq Greenland (SFJ) main hub with connected inland flights to Aasiaat (JEG) or Illulisat (JAV).

Direct flights too from Reykjavik to Illulissat