High latitude & polar navigation course to the Scoresbysund, east Greenland

High latitude & polar navigation course to the Scoresbysund, east Greenland

Description

Polar expedition onboard SV”Southern Star”, discovery of the Scoresbysund

This polar expedition is “on demand” only, 7 participants minimum, 10 participants max.

  • Départure Sommarøy, arrival Sommarøy.
  • Distance from Sommarøy to Ittoqqortoormiit : 815 nautical miles
  • Estimated distance in the Scoresbysund : 375 nautical miles
  • Estimated duration of the offshore sailing : 12 days
  • Sailing in the Scoresbysund : 12 days (average 32 nautical miles/day)
 
Hope to make a call to Jan Mayen even a couple of hours, but we know that for weather conditions and swell the window to go onshore is rarely open.
 
 
 
 

 

Price includes :

Whole guided trip onboard SV “Southern Star”, maritime insurance, transfers from and to airport.

Price does not include :

Flights, personal insurance, rapatriation and cancellation insurance.

 

Polar 69 Nord / Scoresbysund, north east coast Greenland

Take contact with Olivier Pitras.

A chat with Olivier, skipper of the expedition, is mandatory to validate your registration

Email Olivier

 

Program

Program

August 20/25th, arrival to Tromsø airport in the afternoon.
Transfer to Sommarøy around 18/19h according to arrival time of the expedition team.
Onboarding Southern Star at Sommarøy,  cabins allocation, diner,  night onboard.

We set sail the next morning for the crossing of the Norwegian and Greenland seas to Ittoqqortoormiit, the only community of inuits people on the North East coast of Greenland. The village is located in the Northern part of the entrance of Scoresbysund.

After a stop over in Ittoqqortoormiit, we set sail again for 12 days dedicated to the discovery of the Scoresbysund.

The daily legs will be around 30 to 35 nautical miles, giving us plenty of time for hiking. The adventure’s field is huge. During the whole navigation in the fjord, we will keep the off shore watches team and organization for the life onboard. This will give us the flexibility to face any conditions. When conditions are calm, nights watches are not mandatory. We should be every night at anchor.

Before departure, we will stop again at Ittoqqortoormiit, then we’ll set sail to Norway

Back to Sommarøy, night onboard before the plane

Practical

Hiking level

From 200 to 600 meters off paths. Duration 3 to 5 hours. A good physical condition is needed

Sailing offshore level

The 10 crewmembers are divided in 3 watches (3+3+4). Skipper and first mate are going in 2 watches , the cook is out of watch. Prior to board, you need to know how to hold the wheel in any sailing direction and participate in maneuvers in 25 knots of wind . The skipper or the first mate, sailing instructors, are permanently on deck while sailing. A good physical condition is needed

Accommodation

Onboard SV “Southern Star”

  • Welcome capacity : 10 crewmembers
  • 5 cabins
  • 3 WC with sink
  • 1 shower

Dates

Trip on “demand” / Due to ice condition, departure date from Sommarøy will be not before August 20/25th.

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