Solo world sailor Guo Chuan beset by little wind
QINGDAO, China, Mar 10, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan
was disturbed by little wind on the south of the Sunda Strait in
his non-stop sailing around the world, according to his supporting
The wind speed was only five knots and Guo's yacht was sailing
at about two knots, but the temperature has risen to 35 Celsius
"I have to wear some sun cream as I must constantly adjust the
sail outside the cabin," Guo said over a satellite phone.
Besides, the autopilot of the yacht broke down last week and
Guo haven't yet found the reason.
"The autopilot was linked with seven instruments and I have
only checked one of them," Guo said.
The 47-year-old Guo, the first Chinese sailor to have taken
part in the Clipper Round the World (2006) and the first Chinese
to complete the Volvo Ocean Race (2008-2009), aims to travel
21,600 nautical miles in about 135 days, in a Class 40 boat
"Qingdao", named after his hometown.
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