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3:00 PM

Arctic Series with George Hone

The Northwest Passage on $10/Day


Vancouver Boat Show
3:00 PM - FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017
Room 1

Seminar Details

George will discuss his record setting, single season passage through the Northwest Passage. He, and two other adventurers from Nanaimo, B.C. became the first private Canadian vessel in history, and only the fourth vessel overall, to complete the passage in a single season. They were the smallest vessel to make such a passage, and they set a time record for such passage. Their cost, for fuel and food was $10 per man day, the smallest budget ever. Their vessel was a 27-foot sailboat they built in their back yard!...

About Arctic Series with George Hone

George Hone is a 58 year old life long boater who describes himself as "quit working" rather than "retired". He says he aspires to the status of "full time adventurer." He is a certified sailing instructor and has been involved in boating and the marine industry all his adult life. He built his first boat, a sail boat from plans in a newspaper, when he was 16. He worked in various west coast marine supply outlets and was, at one time, the manager of Nanaimo's West Marine outlet. In May 1995 George, as first mate, Winston Bushnell, as skipper and owner of a 27' steel sailboat he built in his back yard and artist Len Sherman shoved off, heading north to the Arctic Circle almost 3000 miles away. George continues boating to, but his boat is currently an outboard powered, trailerable, 22 foot C-Dory Classic Cruiser


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