Sebastien Roubinet and Vincent Berthet are crossing the Arctic Ocean, through water and ice, with only the wind and their own stamina to carry them. The departure is set from Alaska with arrival in Spitsbergen via the North Pole, after nearly 3000 km (1750 nautical miles). They will be aboard a very peculiar vessel, a catamaran / ice boat hybrid capable of sailing on both water and ice.  When the winds will be favorable, the sails will be able to carry them; otherwise they will need to tow the boat themselves for two, maybe three months… without any external assistance.
What is their motivation? Several reasons: a technological bet, a sporting challenge requiring extraordinary physical and mental health, and love of the Polar Regions. Love, and therefore fear for those countries threatened by recent climate changes.



September 8th
Sébastien, Vincent and Baboushka finally made it to Pevek where they have been immediately transboarded (for complex administrative reasons) from the "ADMIRAL MAKAROV" to "TARA", a french arctic expedition sailboat, which was luckily in the harbor, and nicely proposed to embark them all on board. Many thanks to them ! Unfortunately, Baboushka could not be loaded on "TARA", and ...

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