Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts slam 'Russian hacking' hype as 'fake news' to feed US media's ratingsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
VLADIVOSTOK, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/. World-famous Russian traveler Fyodor Konyukhov, who has being rowing on his solo voyage across the Pacific for two months, covers 7,047 kilometers, the Ocean Rowing Society International reported from London on Friday.
The Ocean Rowing Society International tracks the traveler’s route with the satellite navigation system and measures daily distance Konyukhov’s Turgoyak rowboat covers in kilometers and miles.
Ahead of his voyage that began on December 22, 2013, the Russian traveler set the task to cross the Pacific in 200 days. However, Konyukhov sails far ahead of the schedule, but the second part of his trip will be much more difficult. Australia’s forecasters predict that his Turgoyak will face from four to six cyclones.
At present, Konyukhov is approaching islands in French Polynesia, in the centre of the Pacific Ocean. To sail safely between islands, his Turgoyak has to move north of 10 degree south latitude towards Fatu Hiva, the southernmost island of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. In 1937 famous Norwegian traveler and researcher Thor Heyerdahl and his wife lived on the island.Konyukhov said he planned to leave Fatu Hiva on the right and to start sailing to Australia.
Fyodor told by a satellite phone to his Moscow expedition headquarters on Thursday, “I saw a flock of frigate birds, heralds of the earth. Frigate birds do not stay in the ocean overnight, they return ashore to rest.”
“There are 400 miles to Fatu Hiva, but birds have already appeared,” he said. “This is great joy for me.”