James «Jim» Dobie was a skipper in the Clipper Round The World Race. Now he is about to launch Expedition Zero which is fossil-free expedition boats ready for adventure. The launch is in the upcoming Boot Dusseldorf, but he took the time to talk to us about his venture and the future of electric propulsion and sailing.
The first electric expedition boat will be sailed through the North West Passage in 2026, and the interest to join is massive. The goal is to avoid using any fossil fuel on the extreme trip through ice and barren landscape. The expedition is in cooperation with Wavysail.
On January 25th UTC 1900 Jim and Wavysail are launching the expedition in a Zoom meeting, and you can join.
You should also listen to the first podcast I did with him: Knocked down in the Pacific and brutally honest.
Keen on sailing the Norwegian coast? You should be. Read Sail the Norwegian Coast: How and Why you should sail the most beautiful coast in the world – Kindle edition.
If you need information about sailing in the high latitudes check out the book I wrote with Bob Shepton: High Latitude Sailing – Self-sufficient sailing techniques for cold waters and winter seasons.