Friday, May 4, 2018
Second Bouvet Attempt Unlikely This Year; Donations to be Partially Refunded
The organizers of the 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition – which was aborted one mile offshore due to weather and engine trouble on their transport ship – say it now appears unlikely that the trip to what's called the world's most remote island can be rescheduled in the 2018-2019 southern hemisphere summer. According to the ARRL, the team leaders are having trouble finding suitable and affordable transportation to the island in the coming year. They say they are planning to make pro-rata refunds of donations, once the books are closed on the original attempt. They note that the process will be complicated, may take several months, and ask for donors' patience while all the loose ends are wrapped up.