Thierry Fabing - 24/03/1948 - France

Expedition leader & owner of the expedition sailing yacht “Baloum Gwen”.
Thierry has 34 years of professional navigation & sailing expertize.
Thierry lead several ships as l'Abeille Picardie, l'Abeille Bretagne, l'Abeille Languedoc, l'Abeille Flandre for rescue operations along the French coast.
Thierry succeeded last summer the crossing from East to West of the icy Northwest Passage.
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We hope his daughter Maud will join the second leg of the expedtion, "wait & see".
Hobbies: ski, skydiving, sealing, nature & tennis
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Patrick Reader – 02/09/1968 - Belgium/ UK

Media, Partners & Projects Expedition Coordinator.
Patrick is a nature, sports lover & is always ready to accomplish new challenges.
Patrick founded in 2005 Polar website .
Today, Arctic05 has become an International Polar Organisation which Patrick is leading.
Patrick’s objectives are to share with you his Polar observations through information news, wonderful pictures & educational reportages.
You will benefit of conceptualized by Patrick to follow up “live” this expedition.
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Arielle Corre - 21/07/1954 - France


Since her childhood, Arielle’s passion is without doubt sealing.
As from 1973, Arielle has been sailing around the world & has discovered some wonderful sailing spots as Greenland, Newfoundland, South Africa, the British islands, Corsica…
Today, Arielle’s objectives are to enjoy the extreme sailing conditions of the Big North & take this opportunity to experience some unique & wonderful moments among the Arctic wildlife.
The crew will benefit of a positive & wise spirit!
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Eric John - 19/05/1963 - France


We will gain from Eric’s love for sailing as well from his expertise as a crew member & skipper. Recently, Eric did some sailing tours in Corsica & North of Brittany.
Eric is an aeronautical engineer and is always enthusiastic to discover new sceneries, practice his interest for hiking & nature, meet new people, learn from others.
Hobbies: sports linked to nature, fencing & interesting in car collection.
This expedition is for Eric a sensational opportunity to share his experience & learn more from the Arctic regions!
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Gilles Durand - 61 ans - France

Gilles was a teacher in math & know love spending his time here & there between Arcachon in France & trips to Thailand… In parallel, Gilles likes to discover new spots as his last adventure in Greenland on board of a kayak.
Gilles loves sailing & has had several experiences as a crew member. Gilles has been also owner of small sailing boats, as well has done some competition on snipe sailboat.
Gilles will join us in Barrow for second leg, we will welcome him to take advantage of all his experience.
Hobby: Gilles is passionate by trekking especially in Asia…
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Hélène Virlogeux - 03/03/1946 - France

Hélène loves life & enjoys discovering new things. Since one year, sailing & the Big North has becoming for her a new revelation. In fact, Hélène knows well the sailboat « Baloum Gwen » as she did the crossing from Redon in France to Qaqortoq in Greenland. Since then, Hélène is following training courses to improve her sailing know-how. Hélène is so keen to discover new spots & put in practice her new sailing lessons. Hélène will join us for the first 45 days up to Barrow to appreciate the wonders of the Pribilofs islands, the Bering Strait & the Arctic.
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