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VLADIVOSTOK, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian cosmonauts want to take a photo of world-famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov’s Turgoyak rowboat on solo voyage across the Pacific, but from the height of 400 kilometers they cannot see a difference between its white hull and white caps on waves through thick clouds, the expedition headquarters said with reference to the head of the International Space Stations’ Russian segment, Vladimir Solovyev.
“If we focus on rowing speed in the Atlantic, theoretically it may take 150 days to cross the Pacific. We add some 30 days for bad weather, calm sea and head winds, thus we have 180 days,” the tireless traveler said. These were theoretical calculations for his solo voyage across the Pacific, but Fyodor took food, gas tanks and other essentials for 200 days.
On Thursday morning in the desert of the ocean, where Konyukhov was continuing his trip, he met Japan’s fishing vessel that sailed two miles of his Turgoyak at the speed of four knots.In the morning “I wanted to pray, drink coffee, but I had to see the sunrise on oars and sail away from the Japanese trawler,” he said, adding that the sailing conditions in the centre of the Pacific Ocean became favorable, the wind got 15 knots and waves subsided to comfortable 2 meters.
On December 22, 2013, Konyukhov sailed off in Chile’s Concon in hope to cross the Pacific to Australia’s Brisbane. His Turgoyak has already covered 2,823 miles (5,313 kilometers). To get to Brisbane the traveler still has to overcome another 5,193 miles (9,617 kilometers).