First Leg Complete

28 July 2020 Gianluca Casagrande

S/Y NANUQ has completed her 19th voyage arriving in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland around 22.00 UTC (midnight local).  She had departed Norway on July 24th and completed her journey to Iceland in 3.5 days cruise, mostly covered with the sole propulsion of the wind. The last phase of the navigation was under overcast sky, rain and rough sea, but no significant delay was caused to the expedition. Icelandic officers were waiting at the pier to meet the boat upon arrival and conduct customs checks and Covid19 tests on the arriving crew, as per local regulations. The boat personnel could finally enjoy some well deserved warm showers and rest. While waiting for NANUQ to arrive, PolarQuest team members Kevin Monneron and Gaspard Durieux have been warming up to board the expedition. Yesterday afternoon, Monneron made a test dive into the Silfra fissure to verify his Arctic equipment.