AGX home stretch – salute a British sailing hero

Adrian Flanagan set sail in October 2005 to attempt the first vertical (bi-polar) circumnavigation by sea, heading first for Antarctica and Cape Horn, passing into the Pacific. His amazing voyage included Hawaii and Nome, Alaska, before passing throught he Bering Strait and into the Russian Northern Sea Route, the first yachtsman ever to be granted permission to sail this route single-handed. Now he has rounded the Norwegian North Cape and is heading South for home. Having sailed largely beyond sight of land and vessels, Adrian is now about to enter the North Sea and the busiest shipping routes in the world.

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He should arrive in the Hamble during next week. Keep a lookout for his sloop, the shining stainless steel Barrabas.

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