Solo sailor Guo Chuan gets round Cape of Good Hope
QINGDAO, Feb 17, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan got round
of the Cape of Good Hope, Southernmost Africa, on last Wednesday
in his non-stop solo sailing around the world, said his supporting
team on Monday.
Bypassing the Cape Horn on Jan. 19, Guo Chuan is expected to
cross the Indian Ocean in 25 days.
"I am sailing on the Indian Ocean less than a week, and the
whether brings great difficulties for me," Guo said over a
"The maximum wind speed reached 50 knots, which is the most
powerful wind I have ever met in this world sailing, and the wave
height is five to seven meters," he said.
"For now, I should be in a surviving mode, both for me and the
boat." Guo said.
Beside bad whether, fishing nets and many merchant ships are
also challenges for his sailing on the Indian Ocean, according to
Setting off from Qingdao, East China, which is Guo's hometown,
on Nov. 18 last year, Guo aims to travel 21,600 nautical miles in
about 130 days.
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