MOAC General Meeting – Kirsten Neuschafer

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Date(s) - Wed, Oct 07, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sailing the World with Kirsten Neuschafer

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Kirsten will be talking about, and sharing some images of work and life aboard “Pelagic”, working for famous, high-latitude sailor and mountaineer, Skip Novak, and some of the amazing and far-out destinations that this job has taken her to, like the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Patagonia.

She will also be talking about her upcoming participation in the Golden Globe Race 2022,
preparation for an ocean voyage of this calibre and some of the challenges to be

Kirsten Neuschafer was born and raised in South Africa, and has always loved the outdoors and adventure. After finishing school, she spent a few nomadic years in the North doing various different jobs in between travels such as working in ski-resorts, wilderness guide on Spitsbergen, training sled-dogs in Scandinavia and other jobs that allowed her to discover colder climates. She eventually returned from Europe overland to South Africa, on a bicycle.

In 2014 she crewed for the first time on the well-known, high latitude expedition sailboat, Pelagic, which belongs to high latitude sailor and adventurer, Skip Novak. She has been returning to Pelagic every season.

Over the years of working on Pelagic, Kirsten has skippered various trips to South Georgia, Falklands, Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula, with primarily film crews from BBC and National Geographic on Wildlife Documentary film shoots. In April 2019, she and her crew sailed Pelagic from the Falklands, via Bermuda to Maine, where she spent most of the summer doing refit work to Pelagic, and subsequently did a circumnavigation of Newfoundland, before returning to winterize Pelagic and putting her in storage in Thomaston, Maine. She returned to Pelagic in March 2020, to complete final refit work and re-commission the boat for the summer.

Her next big challenge in her sailing career is the Golden Globe Race 2022. See her race profile HERE.

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