Posted By RichC on June 17, 2010
Reid Stowe arrives in NYC today after his “odyssey at sea.” (previous posts) The homecoming is broadcasting live by UStream below at about 11AM EST on Thursday June 17, 2010 with an expected flotilla arrival between 1-3PM at Pier 81.
EDIT: Might be 1152 days … although I thought my count was accurate?
This past January, Stowe reached his original goal of remaining at sea for 1,000 days (2 years, 7 months and 4 days) without re-supply or touching land, in the process setting or breaking 4 world records.
However, since Day 1,000 (16 January, 2010) of Stowe’s challenging voyage would put his return to NY harbor in the middle of winter when the storms of the North Atlantic were at their peak, Stowe decided to sail with the variable winds and currents of the Atlantic doldrums, planning to return instead on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 at which time he will have passed 3 years and will end up at 1,151 days total.
Stowe left port on April 21, 2007 and was accompanied by his girlfriend and first mate, Soanya Ahmad. Together they sailed from the Hudson towards the Atlantic on a ship laden with three years worth of food, solar panels for energy, large tarps to catch rainwater, a laptop, an iridium satellite telephone, and a Metocean tracking unit that would verify the path of the 1000 days voyage.