Siberian travelers set to cross Atlantic Ocean by inflatable catamarans

Siberian travelers Anatoly Kulik and Stanislav Berezkin are preparing for a Trans-Atlantic inflatable one person catamaran race says a report seen by Interfax.

Siberian travelers Anatoly Kulik and Stanislav Berezkin are preparing for a Trans-Atlantic inflatable one person catamaran race says a report seen by Interfax.

"This is the first race of this kind in seafaring history," the report said.

The race from the Canary Isles to the Caribbean Islands will take place in December 2015.

"The organizers of the unprecedented race hope they will be joined by other contestants," the report said.

The catamarans will be built by summer 2015 and tested in the Novosibirsk water reservoir and a voyage to the Black Sea.

The race, which begins on December 1, 2015, will include a mandatory non-stop qualification stretch of 300 nautical miles.

The Kulik team was the first in the world to cross the Indian Ocean in an inflatable catamaran in 2006-2007. The distance amounted to 7,000 kilometers and the journey lasted 60 days.

The Siberian travelers departed from Thailand on a round-the-world voyage in an inflatable vessel in November 2010. They traveled around the world and returned to Thailand in March 2013.

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