A traveler from Russia Fedor Konyukhov went on a round-the-world trip from the port of Chalmers (New Zealand) to Cape Horn.
The start was given on December 6 at 20:08 local time. The captain will have to sail 5500 miles by rowing boat «AKROS» only on the first part of the route. Fedor Konyukhov and his team had been waiting for a month for favorable weather. On the first night the weather was great: clear sky and South-West wind of 15 knots. By the time he had already passed 45 thousand nautical miles.
Fedor Konyukhov has been preparing for a round-the-world voyage in solitude for 17 months. The entire route is divided into three stages, with a length of 16 thousand nautical miles. The second part of the route the Navigator planned from Cape horn to Cape Luin (Australia), the third – from Australia to New Zealand. Each stage will be in summer months of the southern hemisphere.
No one has been able to cross the Southern ocean on a rowing boat yet. The boat «ACROS» was designed for the around-the-world trip again by Phil Morrison, British designer. In 2002 he designed the «URALAZ», that helped Fyodor to set a record: he crossed the Atlantic in 46 days. In 2014, Morrison also created the «TURGOYAK» boat, which took Fedor 160 days to sail from Chile to the Atlantic.
We wish the traveler good luck!