Monday, September 16, 2013

S/V ISATIS and S/V LA BELLE EPOQUE complete an east to west Northwest Passage in 2013 upon arrival Nome Alaska

Janine and Jean Pierre Levie
14.25m x 4.39m x 2.60m aluminum cutter rig
Designer: Andre Maurique
Builder: Pouvrot

Jürgen and Claudia Kirchberger
Louis de Dumas
13m x 3.9m x 2m steel ketch with cutter stay
East to west NWP


Anonymous said...

Would you be able to tell us if Janine&Jean-Pierre Levie are from Belgium and worked in Aleppo, Syria? We were friends at that time and have been trying to locate them and their 3 daughters. They left in 1980 to sail around the world. M&D Nygaard

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

I suggest you contact LA BELLE EPOQUE who will know how to contact them. Send email to: claudia (at)

tibor said...

Hello, I am a travelling photographer and located "isatis" in the harbour of False Creek in Vancouver today.
About 20 years ago, I took a sailing trip with a crew from "Jeunes en Mer" and we used to sail from England to St Malo with a very similar ship so I wonder if this is not the same ship ! This would be pretty amazing. Merci de faire passer a Jeanine & Jean-Pierre, thank you.
here is the photo from Isatis in Vancouver:

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

I suggest you find a yacht to call them on VHF channel 16 then shift to a working channel and ask. Good luck!

tibor said...

Do you know their email or social media page, it would be easier for me to reach them by internet, thank you.

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

I'm sorry I do not - they didn't participate during their NWP.

Cherry said...

Tibir, have you contacted them yet? They are moored beside us in San Diego.

Miki The boatwife said...

Hello! I was looking for some information on Isatis and I found your post! Congratulations!
Can you please say hello from Michela and Francesco to Isatis, we have a ferrocement boat and we met them in Simons Town, South Africa.
Thanks a lot!

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

You just did... suggest you search for their direct email. Try Googling etc... and check here:

Fair winds!

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