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 powerIn order to ensure 100% and COMPLETE human powered circumnavigation.. I’m going to use a “Flip Flop Fixie” hub (or similar) that will give me “Direct Drive” connection and “Reverse” options for enhanced manoverability for docking in various harbours. 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.