There were two Englishmen aboard, a pair of Royal Marines—Major Tony Lancashire and Lt. Col. Kevin Oliver—on what they called “adventure training.” Between deployments to Afghanistan, they were on a bit of a holiday in the ice. Along with the sailing rig, the boat was equipped with a sliding seat and long oars so they could row when the wind wasn’t cooperating. They’d purchased the versatile boat at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, the year before. When they weren’t sailing, they used the small cuddy cabin for shelter. To say they were an impressive couple of fellows would be an understatement.