Australian yacht Tainui is 10 years into the slowest circumnavigation imaginable. Her route has been unusual – Sydney to Macquarie Island, NZ, Patagonia, then north to Haiti and Cuba. Then via Labrador, Iceland, and Svalbard to Norway. She was the first foreign-flagged vessel to be given permission to sail Russia’s inland waterways down the Volga and Don Rivers from the White Sea to Crimea.
Tainui has since been replaced with Blue Dove a Rival 34 and is currently wintering on the western shores of Lake Ladoga
John Vallentine


Blog started: 2014 – Still cruising: December 2018