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Solo world sailor Guo Chuan finishes half voyage


16:39, January 29, 2013

Chinese sailor Guo Chuan starts his solo non-stop sailing from Qingdao coast, East China's Shandong province, Nov 18, 2012 file photo. (Xinhua)

QINGDAO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sailor Guo Chuan finished half voyage of his solo non-stop sailing around the world last week, according to Guo's support team Monday.

The mark of Guo's half voyage was a buoy near the Port Coronel Rosales, east of Argentina, and Guo Chuan got round it midday of last Friday in local time.

Peace and Sport President Joel Bouzou sent congratulations on Guo's success in half voyage of the solo world sailing, as Guo is the 69th "Champion for Peace" of the organization.

Guo Chuan fixed the hydroelectric generator of his yacht but some parts of the fore sail were broken in gales on route to the buoy.

Guo is expected to get round the Cape of Good Hope, southernmost of Africa, around Feb. 20.

Setting off from Qingdao, east of China and Guo's hometown, on Nov.18 last year, Guo aims to travel 21,600 nautical miles in about 130 days.

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