TASS, March 7th. Denis Gorbylev, Vice-President of the Directorate for Work with Large Clients of VSK Insurance House, crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone in an ocean-going rowboat. He walked over 3.7 thousand miles in 67 days.
The journey started at the end of December in Portimão, Portugal. The sailor passed along northwestern Africa, passed the Canary Islands, and then went into the open ocean. On the morning of March 4, she docked in French Guiana in South America.
On average, Denis Gorbylev traveled almost 56 miles per day. On the last day of the passage, he made a dash and covered 117 miles, 2.5 of which were in the coastal waters of South America.
“It became uninteresting to sail across the ocean on a yacht. I wanted something new, so I decided to cross the Atlantic on an ocean rowing boat. Such activities help me a lot in life. During the transition, I was supported by a lot of people, wrote colleagues from VSK, relatives, acquaintances and friends, for which many thanks to everyone. During the two months in the boat I had many thoughts, but the main one was about how beautiful our planet is. We must preserve nature in its original form,” said Denis Gorbylev.
Earlier, Denis Gorbylev sailed several times as part of the team of the famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov. In May 2006, yachtsmen made a transatlantic passage from the island of Antigua in the Caribbean to the port of Falmouth in the UK. For more than three weeks, the maxi-yacht “Scarlet Sails” has covered over 4.1 thousand miles. Three years later, in 2009, Fedor Konyukhov again invited Denis to take part in the New Zealand – Falkland Islands crossing the legendary Cape Horn, where the ocean is especially unpredictable due to strong currents, hurricane winds and regular storms. In 2019, Denis Gorbylev, as part of an international team of six people, set a world record when crossing the Atlantic. In December 2018, VSK insured the circumnavigation of Fyodor Konyukhov on a rowboat.