I am going to go around the world in a Pedal Powered Boat!

my 2011 Kestrel.. finally, I could get a Kestrel in my size.. unfortunately it’s a Made in Asia version and not the pedigree the name is actually known for.

My name is M. Scott Ault.. Calgary (alberta) based artist, author, photographer, and soundscape composer/ engineer.

I’m doing this to promote Sustainability.. of which, a core component is adoption of cycling for Day to Day and LifeLong mobility!  

I am going to use nothing but pedal power and go entirely around the world.. pedal power for nautical propulsion.. pedal power for all boat electronics and power.. solar would be a cool backup but I’ve invested a lifetime in cycle technologies so.. I’m sticking with what I know.

I am doing this because I have always been a cyclist. Not so much a sailer but I can learn that. Being a cyclist I see things differently and I move through spaces differently. Why rush? Why not go around the world by Pedal Power.. and show people how to slow down and live a bit more sustainably?!?

My plan is to leave in the spring of either 2024 or 2025 from Vancouver, BC. As I have a fair amount of time ahead of me, I’m not too concerned with the exact time and date at this point. I will be looking in to weather patterns and trends before finalizing the departure time table.