Wednesday, February 27, 2013

S/V BEST EXPLORER - Video Conference March 4, 2013 online

Monday, March 4 at 21:30 in video conference will host the crew of the Best Explorer , the first Italian vessel to have made ​​the Northwest Passage (2012) , the sea route linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, passing north of the American continent, the ice Arctic Ocean, all defined by the most difficult route in the world.

The numbers of the company:

140 days of navigation;
8 stages ;
8181 miles and the distance measured on the water;
Three oceans (Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific);
190 ° of longitude traveled (from 20 ° E to 170 ° W);
74 ° N latitude maximum (960 miles from the North Pole);
57 knots wind up faced at sea;
3 aurora borealis ;
21 crew members took turns;
8,500 liters of water consumed;
2 tons of galley;
50 baked bread and biscuits;

Sail Arctic Expeditions - Italy is the expedition that saw achieve the Northwest Passage by an Italian crew. In 1497 John and Sebastian Cabot had tried on behalf of Henry VII of England, after the discovery of america, without success. The first European to solve the puzzle was the Norwegian Amundsen, who at the beginning of the twentieth century with few means managed to make the first step.

A talk about this historic venture, there will be Acquarone John , skipper and inspiring company, Salvatore Magri , a member of the crew and Philip Mennuni , sailor and experienced navigator, former captain of the "Adriatica" , the boat of "Sailors by Chance" . An extraordinary moment of encounter that will give us the opportunity to be able to present to the protagonists of our questions and curiosities about navigation, travel, people and nature met. To accompany the story, there will be images captured during shipping.

Join the video-conference with your questions and comments. Add to your circles on Google+ Octant and send an e-mail request for participation in to be contacted by the editorial staff and learn how to participate. The hangout will be broadcast live on the profile of Octant and Google+ Blog.

And 'possible to interact with the guests asking questions about their profiles Facebook and Twitter to

Starting at 21.30

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