Essential advice for yachts considering visiting arctic and antarctic waters
A group of experienced high latitude sailors including Andrew Wilkes (author of Arctic and Northern Waters), Alan Green, Victor Wejer and Skip Novak have written the Polar Yacht Guide as a voluntary code of practice for yachts visiting polar regions.
The PYG, which is specifically designed for yachts, is in three parts: (a) Safety of navigation and voyage planning for all polar waters, (b) Arctic waters and (c ) Antarctic waters.
The PYG is intended to supplement existing guides and pilot books. The authors and contributors believe it will be more effective than mandatory legislation.