Chinese boat sets North East Passage record

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Chinese boat sets North East Passage record

<p>The sun rose on a new chapter of sailing history this week.</p> <p>On Tuesday Chinese skipper Guo Chuan and his four crew members from Russia, France and Germany set a new record for a non-stop sail of the treacherous North East Passage in the Arctic Ocean.</p> <p>Riding the waters on a racing maxi trimaran the crew took 12 days, 7 hours and three minutes to complete the challenge.</p> <p>The previous mark was 14 days.</p> <p>The crew covered 3,240 nautical-miles from Murmansk to Bering Straits – a route that separates Russia from Alaska.</p>