September 29, 2016
Update from little sark
It's a cool September Sunday in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. The breeze is from the North, reminding me that fall has indeed arrived. My sister came up from Ottawa to bring me some goodies, (a huge thank.....Read more
Experience the sailor life
Ever wonder what it'd be like to sail solo across three oceans?
Here on sailor.life, we'll be tracking Chris's trip mile by mile in real time and connecting you to his experience from all angles.
See what Chris is up to on the boat with our 360 degree camera. You'll be able to put on your VR headset and see the open ocean exactly like Chris sees it.
As if virtual reality wasn't enough, we'll have a binaural microphone on board to hear the ocean exactly like Chris.
On-board sensors will capture data that links to a 3D model of the boat, bringing you face to face with waves in live virtual reality.
Real-time GPS tracking
Follow Chris on our 3D globe as he travels around the world.
Days at sea
Litres of water
"We all have dreams. When the time is right, you have to be brave and make the call."
Travelling via the 3 Capes
Chris will be sailing around the world going through
all three capes:
Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin, and Cape of Good Hope.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Chris began sailing at the age of 7. His first boats were small, single-handed Optimist dinghies. He took lessons at the Britannia Yacht Club from 1981 to 1984. At the age of 12, he read A World of My Own by Robin Knox-Johnston, and it sparked his dream to sail alone around the world.
Chris began sailing tall ships in 1985, visiting different parts of the world over the next 30 years. He's been to New York City via the Hudson River for the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty; to the east coast for a re-enactment at the Fort of Louisbourg; to Barbados, Saint Vincent and Montserrat with a crew of university students exploring volcanos; and to New Zealand and the British Virgin Islands.
During this time, he also went to college for broadcasting and worked in the industry until spring 2016. He received his Yachtmaster 200 ton licence in 2009. In 2013, Chris bought Little Sark and has been preparing for his circumnavigation ever since.
Explore little sark
Drag your mouse to look around on your computer, or just look around if you're on mobile.
Starting with 500L and a solar still to purify ocean water
Mix of freeze-dried, canned, and pickled
Equipped with a solar panel and a wind generator
Necessity for reading books
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is Chris leaving on his trip?
- What kind of boat is Chris using?
- A 30' boat seems small for crossing oceans. Is it safe?
- Where does the name Little Sark come from?
- What's there to eat and drink?
- How will he be navigating?
- What route is he taking?
- What's there to do on board?
- Have any Canadians tried to make this trip alone and non-stop before?
Australian-born Tony Gooch did in fact complete a world round trip back in 2002-2003, starting and ending his trip in Victoria, British Columbia, but Chris will be the first Canadian-born to have done so.
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