1998 Royal Cruising Club Award to John Gore-Grimes

For his account of Arctic Fern's sail from Howth, Ireland to Josef Land, Russia, and return. 5472 miles, part among polar bears and menacing ice, he saw Lewick in the Shetlands, Tromso and Honningsvag, Norway, and was finally blocked by ice. Twice trapped for days, he emerged unscathed.


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