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Posted Tue Sep 4 2012: from LA Times:
Three-man sailboat makes record voyage, traverses Northwest Passage
In an account of their voyage posted Monday, the crew of the 31-foot Belzebub II -- a fiberglass sailboat with a living space the size of a bathroom -- described how they crossed through the McClure Strait in northern Canada, a decreasingly ice-packed route through the famed Northwest Passage. The international three-man crew -- an American, Canadian and Swede -- claim to have piloted the first sailboat to do so.... "With sails up in a light breeze we sailed swiftly toward the Northwest point of Banks Island and to becoming the first sailboat in history to complete this route," the crew wrote in their post.... "Our approach to sail across a historical stretch of water that has traditionally been frozen is meant to be a clear visual example of the extent of declining polar ice," the group said in a statement.
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