Fedor Konyukhov - one month on Antarctica Cup Race Track.
Started on the 26 of January – Australia Day from Albany, Western Australia Open 85 “Trading Network Alye Parusa” yacht sailed 5.300 miles (9.500 km) through light and variable winds in the Indian Ocean and 3 furious storms in the Pacific Ocean and now approaching legendary Cape Horn.
Quote from Fedor: «Despite various conditions we experienced within 30 days: head winds, no wind, 65 knots of wind, rain, snow, icebergs the month passed very quickly. Sailing around Antarctica was my dream for many years. Yes, it is very cold here and weather can be extreme but Southern Ocean has its own beauty and as an artist I am thrilled by what I see every day, by the size of the ocean we are sailing, by the environment we are surrounded. My only wish the boat to stay in working order to let me continue this magnificent journey. I am enjoying every mile of this adventure as it is once in life time opportunity. I know many offshore sailors who want and will sail Antarctica Cup Race Track but we got this privilege to sail this route first. We have unique leg ahead from Cape Horn to CapeAngulas in the Southern Atlantic Ocean. This will be new uncharted waters for me and I look forward to experience this part of Southern Ocean. I am sure that second month will be as eventful as previous and once we round Cape Horn – this will be road home, to Albany. Best regards – Fedor”