This film brings you back to 1990. Sailing around the Americas was an expedition by sailboat Asma around the North and South American continents. Clark Stede and Michelle Poncini departed Germany sailing the 43-foot aluminium boat Asma. Their aim was to make America’s first circumnavigation.
Im the first part:
Sailing to Greenland
The Northwest passage
In 1993 on the day when they cross the line their logbook wrote: “A wonderful feeling that The circle of a dream closes, the circumnavigation of America has become a reality “. America’s first circumnavigation was over. In our wake lay the Northwest Passage, the western coasts of America, the magical Cape Horn, the white splendor of Antarctica, South America, the Caribbean and the east coast of the USA. And in the 1300 days we experienced the extremes of our planet at 38,000 nautical miles: lulls and storms. Tropical heat. Icebergs and pack ice. The wonderful, most diverse landscapes. The spectrum America, from 75 degrees 38 minutes north to 65 degrees 35 minutes south, rewarded us with a lot more: the people and the peoples of America that we got to know. We experienced the peoples and their cultures up close.”
Why you see this on Umadum Sailing? Because Guenther was a professional filmmaker and he made this film. Just before he decided to live on his own sailing boat 25 years ago.
Part 2 “Sailing Around the Americas. Out of the Northwest passage to Canada, the west coast of America, Patagonia” is coming soon.
Check out another film about another true adventurer Dustin Reynolds
Wave Art Photography made on our ocean passages – Umadum Art