Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Energy Diet!

(thanks to Roy McBride for the pics!)
Notice of Press Conference
Around The World on Three Balloons

On Thursday 27 January 2011 four intrepid Russian sailors rounded Cape Point on the inflatable trimaran “Energy Diet” designed and constructed by the captain of the expedition, Anatoly Kulik. This was part of a project to circumnavigate the world on a custom-built inflatable craft, the first stage from Thailand to the Emirates having been completed in 2008 and the second stage from India to the Seychelles having been completed in 2009. The current third stage is from Mauritius to Namibia and will be followed by stage four – Walvis Bay to Fortaleza (Brasil) - which will include an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted ocean passage on an inflatable trimaran. The trimaran is currently being hosted by Hout Bay Yacht Club, where preparations are being made for the next leg of the expedition up the west coast of Africa to Walvis Bay. Sailing enthusiasts and members of the media are invited to view the boat and attend a presentation on the expedition at the following Venue and Time: Thursday 3 February 2011 18:00 Hout Bay Yacht Club - Club House. For further information contact Karin Solomon: 083 781-2000 or Evgeni Kovalevski: 071 963-7065 For background information on the expedition, visit and run through Google Translate the site: http://www.energydiethd.com/
(information supplied by Karin Solomon)