Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 21.36.43The Arctic Circle lies at approximately 66° 34′ N. And today Northabout crossed the invisible line that means the Arctic part of their expedition has begun. To mark the occasion, the crew turned off the engine and hoisted the sails – although it took them 30 minutes to then sail the last 100 meters as there was no wind!

The crew honoured the age old tradition of drinking sea water followed by a shot of vodka to celebrate this significant moment of the trip. Although as they had no vodka on board they made do with champagne!