Ron Holland, superyacht designer, sailed the planet’s oceans in tiny race yachts before transitioning to larger more comfortable vessels. Ron has always been keen to follow in the wake of explorers who crossed oceans and explored unknown territory.

Inspired by the St. Roch, the ship that successfully crossed the top of Canada, by way of the Northwest Passage in 1942, following Amundsen’s Gjoa (the first ship to make the transit in 1903), Ron had always wanted to  see the Northwest Passage.Photo of a schooner in Arctic waters

When the owner of Rosehearty, a 58-metre ketch Ron designed invited him on a trip to the Northwest passage, Ron responded with an enthusiastic yes.

The plan was to spend three weeks cruising the Northwest Passage in August when the ice had receded and there would be a channel to navigate.

We have the pleasure of hosting Ron Holland for a virtual presentation about his adventure in the Northwest Passage last year. The presentation will include photos and stories from the voyage as well as some interesting tidbits about designing boats for success in Arctic waters.

Following Franklin: A Northwest Passage Voyage with Ron Holland is the latest in our #VirtualVMM interactive presentation series. The presentation will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 23. Tickets are only $5 for this not-to-be-missed event.