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Chinese boat sets North East Passage record

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By Euronews
Chinese boat sets North East Passage record

The sun rose on a new chapter of sailing history this week.

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.

Riding the waters on a racing maxi trimaran the crew took 12 days, 7 hours and three minutes to complete the challenge.

The previous mark was 14 days.

The crew covered 3,240 nautical-miles from Murmansk to Bering Straits – a route that separates Russia from Alaska.