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Konyukhov’s boat on solo voyage in Pacific sails faster than during his Atlantic trip

February 05, 2014, 11:09 UTC+3 VLADIVOSTOK
Eleven years ago on his voyage from the Canary Islands to Barbados, a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, he covered 53.3 miles per day on the average
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VLADIVOSTOK, February 05. /ITAR-TASS/. World-famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov, who continues a solo voyage on his Turgoyak rowboat across the Pacific, sails faster than during a trip on his Uralaz rowboat across the Atlantic in 2002.

Eleven years ago on his voyage from the Canary Islands to Barbados, a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, he covered 53.3 miles per day on the average.

Konyukhov sailed off in Chile’s Concon in hope to cross the Pacific to Australia’s Brisbane on December 22, 2013. Now he manages to cover 61 miles per day on the average.

The traveler’s expedition headquarters said Fyodor’s faster voyage was connected with Turgoyak’s design properties. The rowboat’s length is nine meters, two meters longer than that of Uralaz.

In 2002, Konyukhov set a new world record on his Uralaz boat, rowing solo across the Atlantic just in 46 days and beating the record set by French rower Emmanuel Coindre by 11 days. In 2013 Charlie Pitcher from the United Kingdom improved the Russian traveler’s record, crossing the Atlantic in 35 days 33 minutes.

Under favorable conditions Konyukhov’s voyage from South America to Australia may take approximately 200 days. Around ten solo rowers from different countries crossed the Pacific at different latitudes, but nobody had managed to show this result so far.

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