Cruising Association presents record-breaking tale of North West passage

On 18 July 2003, father and son team, Richard & Andrew Wood with Zoe Birchenough sailed ‘Norwegian Blue’ into the Bering Strait which marks the entrance to the North West Passage. Two months later, in what proved to be a very difficult ice year – and without ice breaker assistance – she sailed into the Davis Strait to become the first British yacht to transit the passage from west to east. She also became the only British vessel to have completed the passage in one season.

Richard Wood presents the story of their voyage as part of the Cruising Association’s series of Spring lectures. Talks start at 7pm and entry is £3 for members. £6 for non members.

On 9 April, the speaker for our Annual Hanson lecture is the author, film maker and explorer, Tim Severin. Tickets in advance from the Secretariat are £15 and include a buffet supper. Contact