Now under construction at the Aluship shipyard in Gdańsk, the futuristic Mayflower will be 15 metres long with solar panels covering its aluminium hulls and will be able to hit a top speed of 10 knots per hour.
Written over 80 years ago, the book by cavalryman and sailor Andrzej Bohomolec and entitled The Voyage of the Yacht Dal, was found hidden among family documents. Intrigued to know more about the contents, stepson Anthony Keith had them translated. He was stunned by what he discovered.
Hurricane Chris, which raged east of the United Stated forced the sailor to seek shelter in the port of Halifax. The high possibility of another storm brewing made it imprudent to attempt to cross the Atlantic in his small yacht.
Capt. Biliński hopes the message about the deeds of the Righteous Among the Nations will be carried between people and vessels he meets along the way.