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Konyukhov sails first 232 miles on solo round-the world voyage


26.11.2004, 04.03

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, November 26 (Itar-Tass) -- Famous Russian traveler Fedor Konyukhov sailed 232 miles on the 85 ft maxi boat “Trading Network Alye Parusa” on the first day of his round-the world non-stop solo voyage, according to the Ocean Rowing Society. 

Konyukhov plans to complete the voyage without calling at a single port in a maximum of 120 days and has to daily sail an average of 246 miles. The “Trading Network Alye Parusa” 25-meter yacht set a record of 273 miles a day in February 2004 when Konyukhov crossed the Atlantic Ocean. 

Konyukhov started on his fifth round-the-world voyage Wednesday from the British seaport Falmouth. In the Atlantic, he is to cruise not far from Canary Islands, cross the equator, sail past the Cape of Good Hope in Africa's south, brave the "roaring forties" and the "frantic fifties" and proceed on his way towards Australia and New Zealand and farther on towards the coast of South America. 

After passing off Cape Horn, Konyukhov is to cross the Atlantic again, this time from the southwest to northeast and arrive at Falmouth in about 100-120 days' time. The overall length of the voyage is 28,000 nautical miles. The skipper will keep contact with the land via two satellite phones. 

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