Arctic Calling

French skipper Thierry Fabing is attempting to make another crossing of the fabled North-West Passage accompanied by a number of friends aboard his sloop Baloum Gwen (the White Whale in Breton).


Below are all the news we published about the Arctic Calling expedition

  • Going East

    Published on 12.08.2009

    Slowly but surely, the Brittany sailboat Baloum Gwen pursues its progression to the East, despite the headwind and dangerous ice cover.

  • Onward to the East

    Published on 22.07.2009

    After having spent one week moored in the bay of Point Barrow, the Baloum Gwen ship is now sailing out eastward. Two other sailing ships are trying the same route.

  • A lovely week in Wainwright, except for one thing…

    Published on 15.07.2009

    The crew of the Baloum Gwen spent a very pleasant week in this tiny port at the end of the Earth. But...

  • Through the Bering Straits and across the Arctic Circle

    Published on 06.07.2009

    The French sloop Baloum Gwen continues to sail gently eastwards and the expedition has just entered the famous Northwest Passage.

  • Stopover in Nome

    Published on 29.06.2009

    The Baloum Gwen has called into Nomé on the north-western coast of Alaska before continuing its adventure.

  • In the Bering Sea

    Published on 21.06.2009

    The Baloum Gwen is still sailing across the Bering Straits. The sea is rough, but everyone takes his watch as planned and Thierry Fabing's yacht is well on its way towards the town of Nome in Alaska.

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