Grooms will start a world tour on a rowing boat from New Zealand on 15 November

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Russian traveler Fedor Konyukhov will travel to the world’s first round-the-world journey on a rowing boat from the new Zealand port of Dunedin, on 15 November, told RIA Novosti the chief of staff of the expedition Oscar Konyukhov.

In 2018-2020 Konyukhov intends in three stages to make a single transition on a rowing boat «Akros» around the world. In the history of the transitions of the rowing boats across the oceans, no one has managed to cross the southern ocean and around Cape horn in a rowing boat.

«The start of the expedition is scheduled for November 15,» said grooms, Jr.

According to him, after the start boat will head to the East, South-East, across the Pacific to Cape horn. This will be the longest stage of the circumnavigation. The average duration of each phase will be 120 days and the total length of the world tour of 27 thousand kilometers.

The route is divided into three stages: in November 2018 launch from New Zealand to Cape horn (Chile); in December 2019 continued from Cape horn to Australia, the Cape of Luynes in December 2020 — the transition from Australia to New Zealand.

Boat Konyukhov was built in England. The size of the boat is 9 meters. The bow section is divided into two watertight compartments, there will be stored products for 300 days and equipment. Aft is the navigation cabin, a galley, then a separate compartment for the rest. On Board three independent systems of energy production: flexible solar panels, two wind turbines, the power plant on fuel cells.

In 2002 Konyukhov is the first in Russia has crossed solo the Atlantic ocean in a row boat UralAZ, setting a world record in 46 days 4 hours. In 2013-2014, Pacific has made the transition to rowing boat on the route Chile – Australia world record in 159 days 14 hours and 45 minutes. —0-