Russian solo circumnavigator Fedor Konyukhov
returned to Albany, Western Australia
, (May 7th, 2008) a hero today, throwing down the gauntlet to yachtsmen around the world to break his 102 day record
around the Antarctica Cup Racetrack.
Setting out from Albany with his Open 85ft monohull
Trading Network Alye Parusa at 18:21:40 UTC (10:21:40 WST) on Australia
Day – January 26th to take on yachting’s last great frontier. He braved a succession of storms, freezing temperatures, the ever present threat of icebergs and collisions with whales. Konyukhov came through it all unscathed, returning to King George Sound at 02: 56:50 UTC (10:56:50 WST) yesterday to record
a time of 102 days 00 hours 56 minutes 50secs
for this 16,400 mile circuit of Antarctica.
Antarctica Cup International Yacht Race