The Chinese skipper Guo Chan
, accompanied by a cosmopolitan five-person crew aboard the former trimaran Idec
, renamed Qingdao China
, has established a new record time for the famous North-East passage, between Murmansk and the Bering Straits. A complicated 3,240-mile sail among the icebergs that took the trimaran
more than 13 days to complete.
After a stopover at Qingdao, the boat should then be taking part in various races in Asia.
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