A 4.500 miles sailing journey from Granville (France) to Uummannaq (Greenland). To celebrate the friendship between two towns, two countries and two populations.
Below are all the news we published about the Avannaq 2011 expedition
Published on 22.08.2011
The last leg of our sailing was a very quite one, perhaps a bit too quite because there was almost no wind at all... Without our very faithful motor, we should be still fishing some cod in the south west of Disko!
Published on 09.08.2011
After visiting the old town of Ivittuut, they had to leave Grønnedal the 2d of August, in the early morning, rushing to Nuuk as a new barometric low was announced over Greenland West coast.
Published on 31.07.2011
Everywhere they make a stopover, members of Avannaq crew like to go and visit the old Norse archaeologogical sites. A way to establish even more positive links between two civilizations.
Published on 25.07.2011
"Avannaq" landed to Narssaq on 23 July. With plan B dropping the visit of East Coast, they haven't got the opportunity to sail through an unpracticable Prins Christian Sound propped out of ice.
Published on 13.07.2011
After an eight days long stay in Heimæy harbour, Vestmans Islands in Iceland South West, the Yacht "Avannaq" landed to Reykjavik the 6th of July.
Published on 06.07.2011
Avannaq 2011 crew is now on its way to Greenland. Although the sailing distance is not that big, the crossing is pretty dangerous.
Published on 14.06.2011
The sloop Avannaq and her crew has arrived in Galway (the fifth largest and the fastest-growing city in Ireland), the last port before the crossing of the North Atlantic sea.
Published on 08.06.2011
Between currents and swells, the sailing in that part of Ireland is not too hazardous after all... Avannaq 2011 reached Dingle after a smooth sailing.
Published on 05.06.2011
They have arrived in Dingle and will anchor for the next two days. Sailing was quite uncomfortable with Force 6 winds and a choppy sea.
Published on 04.06.2011
Avannaq and her crew is slowly making her way to Greenland. But she has to visit the west coast of Ireland first.
Published on 02.06.2011
Avannaq 2011's crew is resting in Kinsale and enjoys this sheltered place, its beautiful and varied scents.
Published on 29.05.2011
The french sloop is on her way again. With a strong sea and heavy squalls, Pierre Auzias and Bertrand Lozay are crossing St Georges Channel.
Published on 27.05.2011
The sloop Avannaq 2011 left Penzance yesterday but the weather turned poor, forcing the french sailors to take shelter somewhere on their way.
Published on 22.05.2011
Auzias / Lozay's Avannaq 2011 left Falmouth and arrived in Penzance. No problem during this leg.
Published on 20.05.2011
No problem whatsoever with the sailing of Auzias/Lozays's Avannaq through the Channel.
Published on 19.05.2011
We begin our blog "Avannaq 2011" with pictures taken during the gathering to celebrate the twining between Uummannaq and Granville. Please go to our Gallery section.