Start of this voyage Konyukhov rowing boat is transferred on 19-21 November

© Photo : website Fedora Conhowever grooms in preparation for the single transition on a rowing boat AKROS around the world in New Zealand. November 9, 2018Start of this voyage Konyukhov rowing boat is transferred on 19-21 November© Photo : Fedor Konyukhov website

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 next week 19-21 November, told RIA Novosti the chief of staff of the expedition Oscar Konyukhov.

Earlier, the start of the expedition was scheduled for November 15.

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 launch is planned for next week: 19-20-21 November,» said grooms, Jr.

As seen on page Konyukhova network Flickr, the traveler is currently experiencing a boat in the Bay Otago new Zealand port of Dunedin.

© Photo : website Fedora Conhowever grooms in preparation for the single transition on a rowing boat «AKROS» around the world in New ZealandStart of this voyage Konyukhov rowing boat is transferred on 19-21 November© Photo : website Fedora Conhowever grooms in preparation for the single transition on a rowing boat «AKROS» around the world in New Zealand

Earlier it was reported that after the start boat will head to the 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.

© Photo : the site of Theodore Konyaalti «AKROS,» which Fyodor Konyukhov plans to make a single transition around the worldStart of this voyage Konyukhov rowing boat is transferred on 19-21 November© Photo : the site of Theodore Konyaalti «AKROS,» which Fyodor Konyukhov plans to make a single transition around the world

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.

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