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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Oct '16 10:53
    http://theconversation.com/why-im-spending-three-months-sailing-right-around-antarctica-for-science-67782

    This is the second circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first in 1947.
  2. 28 Oct '16 12:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    This is the second circumnavigation of Antarctica, the first in 1947.
    Technically, all round the world trips are circumnavigations of Antarctica

    Where did you get that statistic? Do you mean by scientific vessels?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Oct '16 12:40 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Technically, all round the world trips are circumnavigations of Antarctica

    Where did you get that statistic? Do you mean by scientific vessels?
    In 1947 there was a small fleet of ships, US Navy that did the tour back then.

    It was called operation highjump.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Highjump

    It was a large expedition but not sure if they went all the way round.
  4. 28 Oct '16 14:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    In 1947 there was a small fleet of ships, US Navy that did the tour back then.
    What I am asking, is why you think that was the only circumnavigation of Antarctica. What criteria are you using?

    For example, this guy did it single handedly - twice in a row:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Sanders


    And what about the Antarctica Cup ocean race:
    http://www.acronautic.com/antartica-cup-ocean-race/
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Oct '16 15:21
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    What I am asking, is why you think that was the only circumnavigation of Antarctica. What criteria are you using?

    For example, this guy did it single handedly - twice in a row:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Sanders


    And what about the Antarctica Cup ocean race:
    http://www.acronautic.com/antartica-cup-ocean-race/
    I looked, I guess not too hard, I thought there was only the one. Ok, thanks for the links.