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VLADIVOSTOK, February 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov crossing in a solo voyage the Pacific from South America to Australia by rowboat Turgoyak passed 5,000 kilometers.
It was planned before the start of the voyage that Fyodor will cross the Pacific for 200 days. However, he keeps up the set pace, and he can row from Chile to Australia much quicker.
During the latest communication session Konyukhov noted that his boat is rowing well in stormy weather. The rowboat is nine meters long and fits well the height of waves. Good navigation knowledge, ability to use wind aft and currents help Captain Konyukhov to keep high speed. “I am keeping an eye on figures all the time and I am focusing attention on control board. I cannot make tacks or rush in the ocean from one direction to another. Twenty nautical miles to the south or 10 nautical miles to the north does not makes any difference onboard the yacht, it is always possible to adjust the course and handle the sails. Even one nautical mile away from the course in a rowboat is already a reason for concerns, because you will have to row this nautical mile,” Fyodor said.
The Turgoyak is to sail 10,000 kilometers to Australia’s port of Brisbane, where Captain Konyukhov is rowing.