HAKLUYT EXPEDITION OBJECTIVES
Our multi-year project aims to bring awareness and education to two distinct global concerns. Climate/environmental change and sustainable nutrition. Our mission objectives will utilize multiple strategies, captioned below, to spread this awareness and education.
Environmental and Climate Research Support
Hakluyt's previous mission supported a variety of educational and research expeditions. We aim to provide similar opportunities to institutes and organizations who are looking to promote awareness of the fragility and importance of our planet's polar regions. Climate change and Polar warming are hot topics - so every bit of education and research that supports that awareness will be included in our objectives portfolio.
Showcase Healthy Sustainable food That Also Supports the Health of Our Planet
The evidence is clear and incontrovertible - organic, plant based nutrition far exceed the nutritional and health values of processed and GMO food. Healthy doesn't mean bland salad three times a day. It means delicious healthy alternatives to conventional processed foods. For example how about a chocolate cream cake made with dates and avocados instead of sugar and unhealthy cream?! Or - home made cheese on a healthy pizza!? If we can make delicious meals on a boat - in remote places, for weeks and months on end - you can do this anywhere in the world - without harming the planet. We aim to lead by example and show just how easily this can be done!
Fossil Fuel And Emissions Free Travel
SV Hakluyt is ditching her Diesel thirsty components. The conventional Diesel engine is being replaced with 2 x 15kW electric engines. The diesel stove is being replaced with a solid combustible stove that will burn safe, recycled and reclaimed environmentally friendly compressed logs. Once the technology for outboard engines become sufficiently reliable - the gas outboard will also be replaced in favor of an electric engine. Hakluyt's power will come from multiple power regeneration sources to keep our expedition as environmentally (and Arctic) friendly as possible!
Promote Healthy Living Through Exercise And Sports - From A Boat!
From hiking, to running, to biking, to kite boarding, to paddle boarding, to skiing, to swimming, to diving, to climbing, to mountaineering - we are passionate about sports! A healthy lifestyle also means being engaged with your environment - experiencing your environment in environmentally friendly ways, while at the same time promoting ones own general well being and personal growth!
Journalistic Documentation Of Our Travels
Over the course of our expeditions, we will be documenting, interviewing, filming, and photographing along the way. Climate impact stories have to be told - and a dash of journalism with local people is always a good metric when documenting the current state of the landscapes and geographies where Hakluyt will be taking us. We look forward to bringing you updated data, feedback, insights, and thoughts during our journey.
Planned Route 2023... Or not...
We had grand ambitions for the first year aboard Hakluyt. However our winter sailing journey in an attempt to sail south for the winter was - well - acutely interrupted by Mother Nature...
Storm after storm and gale after gale prevented us from making a safe passage from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia during the deep winter of 2022-2023.
We learned out of this experience - making plans for sailing destinations in the North North Atlantic in the winter season doesn't really work despite our best and most persistent efforts...
To that end we have collected some places we would "like" to visit - and well - if we end up there great, If we don't - no worries. It's all about enjoying the ride, the wonderful people we meet along the way, and the magical scenery we are afforded.
We still would like to follow some, if not all, of the route we have proposed in the picture to the left here. But - it will likely happen in stages - not in one season. At least that is from our current perspective while we endure the final stages of the 2023 Newfoundland North Atlantic winter.
If you are interested in what our journey was/is like hop over to our YouTube channel and enjoy the story as told through some of our videos by clicking on the link below!