24 July 2016 the Expedition Yacht “Arctic Light” will be provisioned in Longyearbyen / Svalbard. The Team will then be heading north to reach 81 degrees. On its way back – approaching Svalbard coastlines from the north – the Team will explore the places where 2nd World War Weather Teams had their stations. After one week the Team will return to its Expedition base in Longyearbyen.
In the second week the Expedition will head south to the operation area of the 2nd World War ARCTIC CONVOYS, where a wreath will be given to the sea to commemorate all men and women on both sides who fought during the time of conflict.
The Expedition will return to Longyearbyen on 6 August 2016.
Departure of Expedition 1st week (Time indicates yacht departing from port): 24/7/16 – 8 a.m. – wake-up 0600 Provisioning of the yacht on Saturday 23/7/16 Back in the port of Longyearbyen on Saturday 30/7/16 – 1700. North Record Celebration Dinner. Sunday: Crew change & 2nd week provisioning. Departure of Expedition 2nd week (Time indicates yacht departing from port): 01/08/16 – 6 a.m. – wake-up 0500 Back in the port of Longyearbyen on Saturday 6/8/16 – 1500. Late afternoon Handover of the boat. Evening: Commemoration & Expedition Closing Dinner. Night on board Departure day 7/8/16.