Fiona arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska yesterday morning with her captain, Eric Forsyth, 77, the only person on board. After the two remaining crew members, Joe and David, left the boat in Nome, Eric pushed off alone for the Aleutians. The trip took almost a week. He anchored before dawn Friday morning.
He next job, he said on his website, will be to find a crew for the next leg to the west coast of the United States.
This year Forsyth, unsponsored and financed, he said, "by my retirement checks," sailed with a changing cast of crew members on the Northwest Passage from his home port on Long Island, New York.
[For continuing information about Fiona's 2009 circumnavigation attempt of North America, see Forsyth's website, www.yachtfiona.com.]