On the Astral Express

Sailing legend Aucklander Graeme Kendall, 63, has completed a 51,856km solo round-the-world voyage, including the first ever non-stop solo passage through the Arctic Northwest Passage, sailing the 37km over 12 days on the purpose-built yacht Astral Express. Kendall began his epic Arctic voyage on August 27, when he braved the eastern entrance of the Northwest Passage, Lancaster Sound. Kendall, who failed to complete the journey in 25, cited the help of modern satellite technology, which allowed him to track ice flows. Warmer Arctic conditions during the months of August and September also made the journey possible for Kendall, who described it as the “best sailing experience of his life.”


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Nico Porteous Claims Freeski Halfpipe World Cup Win

Nico Porteous Claims Freeski Halfpipe World Cup Win

Just days after recovering from Covid-19, New Zealand’s Nico Porteous, 20, has claimed victory at the Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in California, Stuff reports. This was a maiden World Cup triumph for…