Sat session with Fedor Konyukhov.
Greetings from Pacific. These were our first 24 hours in this
We got to the scheduled Way Point of 50 South and 150 East. There are “Furious Fifties” latitudes and here will spend most of the time sailing Antarctica Cup Race Track. Although we have only 10 knots of wind, but the same time tomorrow it will be 40+ knots from N-N-W.
Today we had plenty of activity around the boat: a pack of Humpback whales crossed our way and went up north into
With the southern wind we had for several days – the air flow is very cold. I don’t have a thermometer on board and it is hard to give accurate readings, but I left plastic bottle with drinking water on deck in one of the rope pockets and this morning it was full of ice chunks. So, the outside temperature is 0 or even minus. Cold factor will play major part in this sailing.
When I skied to the South Pole in 1996 the lowest temperature I had on the Ice Cap of Antarctica was – 53C but it was very dry air, very dry and firm snow (like sans) and all you have to do is keep walking to keep you body warm. You walk for 8-10 hours then you stop, put a tent up and in 10 minutes you have your primus on and you are in the sleeping bag. Nice and warm. Everything is dry. When you are sailing in
Briefly speaking: we got to the Pacific, crossed 50S, entered Gate 3 (Wilkes) on Race Track and sailed 2.000 miles from