In November I contacted Eric Forsyth a well known and awarded sailor who has sailed Antartica, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, accomplished a couple of circumnavigations and most recently was one of the few to sail the Northwest passage on his boat “Fiona”, to find out if he could provide us with answers and information to our many questions. Eric has been very helpful sending a detailed list of all the maps I will require for the trip and helpful equipment to have on board and information sources. His trip was adventerous as one can see from the below picture of his boat trapped in an ice flow.
I have also contacted David Thoreson who has accomplished two Northwest passages the latest on an expedition in 2009 aboard Ocean Watch, a 64′ steel cutter rigged sailboat to raise ocean and sea awareness surrounding the continents. David has been very kind and agreed to help us with any information he can provide to us.