After 34 years of break, a crew from Yacht Club "Port Bourgas" will participate in the trans-Atlantic regatta TWOSTAR organized by ROYAL WESTERN YACHT CLUB
In the distant 1983, Atanas Atanasov and Onik Chikatyan have crossed the distance from Lorian to the Bermudas and back for 43 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes, finishing 4th in their class on the board of the yacht "Orenda" which is a Conrad 45 class.
For those who are not familiar, the TWOSTAR regatta is considered to be one of the most prestigious sailing competitions. Misho and Dian have already accomplished a great success, winning the ARC 2015 with the yacht - Furia a Luffe 37 yacht. Now they undertake the great enterprise, to cross the Atlantic. The regatta will start from Plymouth in the UK and will end in New Port, USA.
Furia is a 37 feet yacht made by the Danish-based company Luffe. Rumen Kotov, the owner of the boat, has also participated in the ARC 2015 as a part of the Trio - Kopanov, Zaykov, Kotov. For their victory, they have been awarded a golden globe award from the "Cor Caroli" foundation.
In the last few days before the departure, Mihail Kopanov has taken the time to express their gratitude to all who have supported the enterprise. The full letter can be found on the site of "Furia" - furia1101.com
We can sit back and monitor the progress of our "boys", with our toes tight, and support them through this risky and incredible endeavor.
"We are here because we are rich men. We are rich to have friends and proselytes. A bow to all of them, who will support us in spirit during out trans-Atlantic journey" - were the words of Mihail Kopanov before the start.
We are rich too, having you as out friends and teammates. We are proud of you!
Real-time tracking - http://yb.tl/rwyc_transat2017
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