(May 21, 2010) Around the Americas is a 25,000 mile sailing circumnavigation of the American continents aboard 64-foot S/V Ocean Watch, with the mission of inspiring, educating, and engaging citizens of the Americas to protect our fragile oceans. This unprecedented expedition began on May 31, 2009 when Ocean Watch departed Seattle, WA for a daring voyage through the Northwest Passage before heading south and around Cape Horn. They are now on the home stretch north to Seattle, and are expected to arrive by June 17. 2010.
Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck recently met with the project director for Around the Americas, Ocean Watch captain Mark Schrader, where Schrader explained the realities of sailing around North and South America, ocean responsibility, and the current challenges of the Northwest Passage. Pretty enlightening stuff!