Sailing Today

TIME OUT

Shackleton’s Boat Journey – Frank Worsley

Shackleton’s Boat Journey charts the 1916 voyage that Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men undertook in the Antarctic ice after their ship, , became embayed in ice and was later crushed. With the ship gone, Shackleton and his 28-man crew took to three lifeboats between 22ft and 28ft long which they rowed and sailed through frigid, ice-strewn waters to Elephant Island, a desolate, uninhabited outpost in the Southern Ocean. Having the largest and most seaworthy boat, a further 715 nautical miles across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia. Having achieved this near-impossible feat and landed on the uninhabited western side of the island, aware that the was not fit to sail further, Shackleton decided that he, Frank Worsley and Tom Crean should traverse the mountainous interior of South Georgia in order to reach the whaling station and civilisation on the other side of the island. After 36 hours’ continuous tramping, the trio made it to the whaling station of Stromness. It then took three attempts to rescue the men stranded on Elephant Island, but this was eventually achieved and, remarkably, there were no casualties.

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Sailing Today

Sailing Today4 min de lecture
Andy Rice
Where would Olympic sailing be without the Portuguese haven of Vilamoura? This resort in the Algarve has been the saviour of international competition for many of the Olympic classes while all else in Europe and most of the rest of the world has been
Sailing Today1 min de lecture
World Sailing Under Pressure For Paris 2024
In an unprecedented move, the IOC has given World Sailing little more than six weeks to come up with an alternative Olympic class for the Paris 2024 Games. The news that the IOC were less than keen on the new Mixed Double-Handed Offshore class, which
Sailing Today1 min de lecture
Great Scott – He’s Back!
After taking the winter out to concentrate on his duties as tactician with INEOS Team UK, Giles Scott was back competing in the Finn Europeans in April, a regatta where he was second a year ago. It was a shaky start for the man who has dominated Finn