AGX Position Update

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To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker; Russian Ice Breaker (MSCO)
Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

10th Aug 0807 UCT

Position 73.43 N 129.44 E
Speed 3.0 knots
Course 355
Proceeding under engine and sail

Barometric Pressure 1018
Sea Temperature 6.0 degrees C
Wind W / WNW 20 knots
Sea State Moderate /rough
Wave height 4-6 foot
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

AGX Position Update

To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker; Russian Ice Breaker (MSCO)
Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

8th Aug 1442 UCT

Position 72.56 N 132.47 E
Speed 3.4 knots
Course 270
Proceeding under engine

Barometric Pressure 1018
Sea Temperature 5.5 degrees C
Wind W / WNW 15 knots
Sea State Smooth/moderate
Wave height 1-3 foot
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

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AGX Position Update

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To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker

Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

8th Aug 0502 UCT

Position 72.58 N 134.16 E
Speed 3.0 knots
Course 275
Proceeding under sail

Barometric Pressure 1017
Sea Temperature 5.5 degrees C
Wind W / WNW 12 knots
Sea State Smooth
Wave height 1-2 foot
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

 

AGX Position Report

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To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker; Russian Ice Breaker (MSCO)
Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

7th Aug 0620 UCT

Position 73.34 N 137.11 E
Speed 3.0 knots
Course 220

Proceeding under sail

Barometric Pressure 1013
Sea Temperature 4.0 degrees C
Wind W 25 knots
Sea State Moderate
Wave height 4 feet
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

AGX Position Update – Route Found

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Adrian reports that he has passed through the New Siberian Islands, heading into the Laptev Sea

To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker; Russian Ice Breaker (MSCO)
Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

6th Aug 0120 UCT

Position 73.11.6 N 141.17 E
Speed 5.0 knots
Course 280
Proceeding under sail

Barometric Pressure 1012
Sea Temperature 5.0 degrees C
Wind SSW 9 knots
Sea State Smooth
Wave height 0
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

AGX Position Report

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To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker
Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

5th Aug 1748 UCT

Position 73.08 N 143.11 E
Speed 3.0 knots
Course 275
Proceeding under sail

Barometric Pressure 1012
Sea Temperature 4.0 degrees C
Wind SSW 7 knots
Sea State Smooth
Wave height 0
Ice No ice

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

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AGX – Latest Position Update

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To: Western Arctic Marine Operations HQ
Cc: Russian Ice Breaker; Russian Ice Breaker (MSCO);

Subject: Barrabas

Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

5th Aug 0100 UCT

Position 73.01 N 146.22 E
Speed 4.0 knots
Course 322
Proceeding under engine and sail

Barometric Pressure 1011
Sea Temperature 5.5 degrees C
Wind WSW 12 knots
Sea State Smooth /Moderate
Wave height 1-2 foot
Ice No ice

Strong headwinds and eastward current is making progress along the E-W
shipping lane at 73 N very slow. I am tacking above and below the line – 15 miles each side until the wind backs SW.

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

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AGX Position Report – First Ice

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Adrian sent a position update report to Duty Officer West Marine Ops. The green dots are advancing steadily towards Norway. Barrabas is passing through the New Siberian Islands, heading out of the East Siberian Sea into the Laptev Sea. He now has less than 6 miles of open water to each side of him ( to the North the ice edge is only 5 -7 miles away and the shore is a similar distance to the South) and can expect this margin to narrow as he heads West.

To: Duty Office – West Marine Ops

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

3rd Aug 1031 UCT

Position 72.33 N 150.58 E
Speed 2.9 knots
Course 300
Proceeding under engine

Barometric Pressure 1009
Sea Temperature 5.0 degrees C
Wind WNW 8 knots
Sea State Smooth
Wave height < 1 foot
Ice Ice edge 5-7 miles north
Scattered bergy bits

Regards,

Adrian Flanagan

AGX Position Update

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As reported to Nikolai Babich West Marine Ops at 02:20 Zulu August 02

Position report from sailing yacht Barrabas

2nd Aug 0116 UCT

Position 71.54.5 N 155.48.5 E
Speed 2.5 knots
Course 295
Proceeding under engine

Barometric Pressure 1014
Sea Temperature 7.5 degrees C
Wind WNW 10 knots
Sea State Moderate
Wave height 2-3 foot

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Sailing Records

Approach (2) 8.5

The editors at Broadly Boats and FIRE News receive reader questions regularly in relation to the Alpha Global Expedition in particular, and sailing records in general.

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