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Sebastien Roubinet and Vincent Berthet secured their catamaran on a large ice plate in a storm.
courtesy Sebastien Roubinet, SOURCE
Drifting northeast at 0.5 knots while waiting out a storm on an ice plate.
courtesy Sebastian Roubinet , SOURCE
August 11: "This morning, when we woke up, the whole boat was coated with a thick layer of frost, a few centimeters on each rope and on the rigging."
courtesy Sebastian Roubinet , SOURCE
A curios polar bear scared away by flares.
courtesy Sebastian Roubinet , SOURCE
Position available as on August 9th: N 76°13.63, W 172°38.50
courtesy Sebastian Roubinet , SOURCE

Catamaran North Pole crossing: 75°N and into a storm

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 08:35 pm EDT

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(By Correne Coetzer) The two Frenchmen experience the Arctic Ocean in all its facets; a storm, freezing cold, humid sleeping bags, negative drift, positive drift, fog, sunshine, snow, no wind for their sails, frequent unwanted baths, crawling on young ice layers, all in good spirits. Sebastien Roubinet and Vincent Berthet, who are using wind and human power aboard their catamaran, Babouchka, across water and ice, aim to travel in as much open water as they can find. This way they had to sail west and sometimes...

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