Roubinet Sebastian and Vincent Berthet aboard BABUSHKA will cross the Arctic Ocean, between water and ice, with only the help of the wind ... and their muscles: departure from Alaska, to arrive Spitsbergen via the North Pole over nearly 3000 km (1750 nautical miles), they will advance a strange machine, a hybrid catamaran / char to ice, able to transform be it on water or on ice. When the winds are favorable, the sails will push, so the men will benefit. And for two, maybe three months, without any external assistance.
What is their motivation? The reasons are probably mixed: technological gamble, sporting challenge requiring mental and physical foolproof, love the polar regions. Love, and fear for those countries threatened by recent climate changes.
June 28, 2013 - Mango is stuck in the ice
Position N 70°18' W 161°30'.
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