All his life, Olav Heyerdahl had heard the stories of his grandfather: of how he crossed the Pacific in 1947 on a primitive raft made of balsa wood. Now at last, he got to experience it first hand.
As a tribute to his grandfather and the original Kon-tiki expedition, Olav and his team built a new raft in Peru and sailed it all the way to Raiatea in French Polynesia. When they arrived on the 24th of July 2006, after four months at sea, over a thousand people greeted them
Scholars have long debated the possibility of long distance travel between continents and its impact on the development of cultures. Similarities between specific objects or complexes of cultural traits often lead to hypotheses about the dating, nature, and direction of journeys, and the identification of possible colonists. In this lecture, Dr. Erickson discusses Thor Heyerdahl's mid-20th-Century proposal of a bold experiment to show that South Americans could have colonized Pacific Islands us
Tracy Edwards and "Maiden" are about to embark on a new voyage. This time round it's not a race "Maiden" is embarking on a 3 year voyage to raise funds for charity."Maiden" and the crew will be at the Southampton Boat Show on the 22nd September.
Taking of Tracy Edwards & "Maiden here's a video from her circumnavigation 4 years ago. Maiden carried the first all female crew to sail around the world when they raced in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race.
Around the world solo and still only SIXTEEN !!!
Patrick Phelippon & Francesco Cappelletti in Marina di Pisa, Italy ( 1min 12sec )
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