The 2010 Arctic Mariner Expedition is now complete. Kev and Tony have arrived at Resolute Bay and are now preparing for the trip home. Thanks to everyone for your donations and messages of support. Check the blog for a final message from Tony and Kev.
Navigating the ice-strewn central Northwest Passage in an open boat powered only by oar and sail… to inspire, raise awareness and provide funding for using adventurous sailing in remote locations to rehabilitate those injured serving their country.
Patron: Major General Buster Howes OBE,
Commandant General Royal Marines
‘There’s them as never leaves the shore,
But me, I’ve always seized an oar,’
- Felix Dennis
Breaking the ice between continents; two Royal Marines are returning to the Northwest Passage to finish their journey. They will row, sail or haul their small craft the remaining 700 miles of their historic journey. I am immensely proud to be the patron of this imaginative and challenging adventure. The sponsorship for Toe in the Water, a charity which helps to support the rehabilitation of injured Service personnel through sailing is a resonant and vivid statement, which links the indomitable, expeditionary spirit of two Bootnecks with our similarly determined and resilient wounded. I wish Kev and Tony fair winds and a safe passage. United We Conquer!
After the success of completing two thirds of the passage last year, Kev and Tony are returning to Gjoa Haven on 11 August 2010 to meet up with their tiny boat and finish their epic journey. The ice looks thinner than last year and they have 750 miles to go to Pond Inlet, through some of the most dramatic scenery in this remote corner of the world.
Follow their journey on the tracker, send them a message of support, and most importantly, sponsor them to raise money for Toe in the Water. Sadly, since last summer the number of injured servicemen needing help has increased.