Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BERRIMILLA's Amazing Voyage - Northwest Passage

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Berrimilla's amazing voyages, including North West Passage - 16 June
11:29 PM Tue 18 May 2010 GMT 

'Berrimilla and her intrepid crew'    Peter Campbell ©

Sydney-siders will get a chance to hear Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier share their story about the most recent circumnavigation adventures of Berrimilla, a Brolga 33, at the next Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Information Evening, on Wednesday 16 June, 2010 from 6.30pm, at New Beach Road, Darling Point.

No other yacht has sailed in both the Rolex Sydney Hobart in Australia and the Rolex Fastnet Race in England in the one year and then sailed back to contest the Rolex Sydney Hobart.

<:img std_Berrimilla1.jpg left :>The second circumnavigation has been a voyage from Australia to England through the daunting North West Passage across the top of Canada to again contest the Rolex Fastnet Race, and a delayed return voyage that took Whitworth and Peter Crozier in Berrimilla down to the French-owned Antarctic Kergelen islands before reaching their home port of Sydney in early March.

Berrimilla is the first yacht to circumnavigate the world under sail via the North West Passage and the first to circumnavigate via both Cape Horn and the North-West Passage - opposite ends of the Americas.

She is also the first Australian yacht to sail through the North-West Passage unassisted and in a single season. (Fine Tolerance transited the Northwest Passage over two seasons, finishing in 2006)

There is no charge for this information evening. Please register your attendance with CYCA reception
by email reception@cyca.com.au or 8292 7800, and tell them Sail-World sent you.

This evening is proudly presented by CYCA Cruising

\The 33 foot yacht Berrimilla alongside in Dutch after sailing non - stop from Sydney Australia. With a crew of two - Alex Whitworth & Corrie MacQueen. Joined in Dutch by Kimbra Lindus, they have since conquered the North West Passage and are heading to Falmouth UK across the Atlantic. Read about their amazing adventure at:http://awberrimilla.blogspot.com/

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