New York City artist, adventurer and sailor Reid Stowe, on his 70-foot gaff-rigged schooner Anne, is nearing the end of his epic 1,000-plus day non-stop and non-resupplied sea voyage.
However, since Day 1,000 (Jan. 16) of Stowe's challenging voyage would have scheduled his return to New York 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, postponing his return until Thursday after logging 1,152 days at sea.
On June 17, Stowe will be accompanied by a flotilla of boats up the Hudson River to Pier 81 (World Yacht pier) where he will debark at 1 p.m. and set foot on land for the first time in more than three years. He will reunite with his companion, Soanya Ahmad, who sailed with Stowe for the first 306 days of the voyage, but had to leave because of morning sickness. Ahmad now holds the women's record for the longest non-stop sea voyage. Stowe will also meet, for the first time, his son Darshen, who was conceived at sea and is now almost two years old.