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Too many icebergs to round Cape Horn

Too many icebergs to round Cape Horn

Wellington (New Zealand), Tuesday 11 March 2008 - After a final consultation with specialists of the icebergs drift in the Southern Pacific at the end of last week and, above all, taking into account very precise information from the NASA, the C-CORE, the Canadian institute following the ice and the ESA (European Space Agency), all confirmed by solo Russian sailor Fedor Konyukhov - who is at 1,000 nautical miles of Cape Horn at the moment - Yvan Griboval, CEO of SailingOne, organizer of the SolOceans and initiator of the Veolia Oceans® one-design, has decided not to open the starting line of the second leg of the round-the-world Reconnaissance Tour of the SolOceans, between Wellington and Cherbourg round Cape Horn. Bostik will get back to France on a cargo ship, so Charles Caudrelier and his crew won't take unnecessary risks in a massive ocean of icebergs drifting round Cape Horn southernmost headland of South America.

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