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Saturday, September 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Below 40 South- Voyaging South on the Strait of Magellan Aboard a 12 foot Sail and Oar Boat

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Join Howard as he presents his voyage south down the Strait of Magellan and into the Southern Ocean aboard the tiniest of pocket yachts, (which we are proud to report spent time here in our Maritime Center shop) for the first time publicly. His story of sailing south into the most dangerous sailing venue on earth aboard an 11' 11" highly modified SCAMP is one not to miss. Voyaging such a small boat is all about meticulous preparation and sailing moxie and Howard will present the background, preparation and details many sailors yearn to hear about. His voyage was in the vision, planning, build, preparation, shipping and setting sail stage for over eight years and the story, which he had hoped would be challenging but without drama turned out to be anything but mundane, how could it be given the place. His story turned out to be one of extremes, all about reaching down inside for strength and courage. In the end it is a riveting story of grit, determination and inspiration because against all odds because he never gave up in spite of being caught in the most horrendous conditions and having to fight for his life in a situation perhaps few others could have survived. Howard found joy not only in the "doing but in sharing" as his voyage was shared with several hundred elementary school students who through satellite phone calls and live tracking lived much of the adventure with him. A documentary film "Below 40 South" is being produced about his voyage.


Howard Rice

Howard Rice is a consummate life long sailor with a penchant for wooden boats and in particular small boats. His experiences afloat span the spectrum of sailing from Olympic race management to racing one design, sail making, design, boat building, boat building instruction, seamanship... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Adventure Stage Maritime West