Preparations to meet Fedor Konyukhov are underway
If the weather cooperates, Fedor will arrive to Mooloolaba Marina morning Saturday, May 31st.
The current plan is that Fedor's transpacific crossing is scheduled to take place at The Yacht Club Inc. (www.theyachtclub.com.au/contact-us/) which is located at 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland 4557. Everyone wishing to see Fedor's arrival is welcomed to come to The Yacht club Commodore dock, located right in front of the main building.
A technical support group for Fedor's transpacific crossing found him and the boat on Thursday's late afternoon. A helicopter took the team as far as 70 miles into the ocean to locate and film the boat and her rower from above. The trip was successful and it was the first visual contact with the explorer since his departure from Chile on December 22, 2013.
We hope that Fedor will be able to approach the coast on Friday late afternoon and land on Saturday morning. Due to safety reasons, he will try to avoid arriving to the yacht club late at night, but will spend the night drifting alongside the coast using sea anchor. He will proceed to Mooloolaba at the first sign of sunrise.
To follow Tourgoyak's final miles go to http://yb.tl/konyukhov2
Australian Coast Guard (Mooloolaba) is coordinating Fedor’s arrival. Mr. Rod Ashlin is duty officer for these 24 hours. Tel: 07 5444 3222