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Thursday, September 30, 2010   (Image © Graeme Kendall/SailWorld)
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A New Zealander has established a new solo record for transiting the Northwest Passage singlehandedly. Graeme Kendall, who last made the attempt in 2005 and was forced to turn back, finally achieved his dream by setting a new mark of 12 days on his yacht 'Astral Express.' Kendall is currently sailing through the Bering Sea and on southward non-stop back to Auckland NZL where he's expected in mid-late October. He's on the second stage of a circumnavigation that includes 32 of the world's seaways and oceans. The first leg covered over 18,000 nautical miles in more than four months of non stop unassisted sailing. The report.


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