French MP says West should respect Crimean people’s choiceWorld March 29, 14:12
Russian-US relations at record-low — top lawmakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 14:09
Tehran, Moscow enter new stage of cooperation — RouhaniWorld March 29, 14:06
Senator highlights Russian-Iranian ‘combat brotherhood’ in Syria backed at highest levelRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 13:49
Palestine names conditions for peace treaty with Israel — AbbasWorld March 29, 13:45
Ukraine to continue upholding its position on Russia’s $3bln debt lawsuit in London courtBusiness & Economy March 29, 13:35
Church spokesman slams St. Isaac’s handover referendum bid as ‘counter-productive’Society & Culture March 29, 13:29
Press review: Sberbank's loss on Ukrainian subsidiary sale and Central bank under firePress Review March 29, 13:00
London High Court to hear Russia’s lawsuit on Ukraine’s $3bln debt in expedited procedureBusiness & Economy March 29, 12:31
VLADIVOSTOK, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. World-famous Russian traveller Fyodor Konyukhov, who has been rowing on his solo voyage across the Pacific for two-and-a-half months, has covered 4,500 miles, the Ocean Rowing Society International reported from London on Friday.
He has to cover another 3,653 miles to reach his port of destination in Brisbane, Australia, it said.
The Ocean Rowing Society International tracks the traveller’s route with the satellite navigation system and measures daily distance Konyukhov’s Turgoyak rowboat covers in kilometres and miles, making daily reports.
Over the past few days, Konyukhov has sizably slowed down, from at least 60 miles he used to cover daily to 40-55 miles a day. Fyodor says the reason behind this is the northeastern wind, which carries the boat down to the Tuamotu Islands with their numerous reefs and shallows. The captain considers getting back to catch the leading wind, sailing up to the equator and heading for Australia from there.
Konyukhov’s headquarters in Moscow have reported that this will delay Fyodor on his voyage to Australia, but foodstuffs and fuel for a gas cooker on board the boat are enough for 200 days. There is every hope to believe Konyukhov will win a battle with the Ocean and will reach Australia.
On December 22, 2013, Konyukhov started from the Chilean port of Concon and plans to finish in Brisbane, a city on the western coast of Australia.
The Russian traveller set the task to cross the Pacific in 200 days.