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Børge Ousland steering through ice.
Image by Børge Ousland courtesy Børge Ousland, SOURCE

North Pole Yacht Race: Neck to neck

Posted: Aug 16, 2010 02:22 pm EDT

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Norwegian explorer Børge Ousland and his crew has just sailed in to the Laptev Sea in the North East Passage. A little bit further southeast is the Russian expedition Peter 1st battling it out with the ice.The Russians have had a substantial lead in the very unofficial North Pole Yacht Race after they left Murmansk two weeks earlier than Børge Ousland.The Russian 18 meter steel yacht has managed to hold the lead, but beeing the first in to these ice infested waters isnt always a good thing. The last week captain Daniel Gavrilov and...

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