27 Sep 2010
Congratulations to New Zealand sailor Graeme Kendall. Sailing his Elliott 1250, Astral Express, Kendall has successfully transited the Northwest Passage, solo. His is the first successful solo crossing and he now holds the world record for the fastest solo voyage through the Passage. He entered Lancaster Sound on August 27th & exited Barrow Point on September 9 non-stop in a record 12 days. Kendall, who made an unsuccessful attempt in 2005 returned this year to re join his yacht and has finally achieved his dream. His passage is part of a circumnavigation of the world to include the Northwest Passage. Kendall is now making his way back to Auckland.