Around The World Delphia Project.
Brest, Bretania, 07.05.2012, 19.01 PM
SUCCESS !!! DELPHIA 40.3 s/y "POLSKA MIEDŻ" WITH CAPTAIN TOMASZ CICHOCKI AT THE HELM CROSSES THE FINISH LINE AT THE SAINT-MATHIEU LIGHTHOUSE.
AROUND THE WORLD DELPHIA PROJECT REACHES ITS END.
The lonely voyage around the globe took 312 days of superhuman effort by cpt. Cichocki and a was great trial for s/y “Polska Miedź” (“Polish Copper”) of the Delphia Yachts boatyard.
Brest, Bretania, 07.05.2012, 18.00 PM
Cpt. Cichocki commanding Delphia 40.3. class yacht “Polska Miedz” is ending his solitary around-the-world cruise. Cpt. sails now along the coast of Brittany in the direction of Brest and in an hour he will pass the finish line - the Lighthouse Pointe Saint-Mathieu.
Brest, Bretania, 07.05.2012, 12.00 PM
Cpt. Cichocki commanding Delphia 40.3. class yacht “Polska Miedz” ending his solitary around-the-world cruise. First pictures after 312 days of cruise.
Brest, Bretania, 07.05.2012, 4.00 AM
Around 03.30 am 7th of May, 2012 Captain Tomasz Cichocki, polish sailor ending his voyage around the world on yacht “Polska Miedź” - Delphia 40.3 class. He respond on the French Coast Guard Station CROSS CORSEN calling signal which was sent from the ARCC Corsen station situated on the French coast of Brittany, at the intersection of Atlantic and English Channel. At this time position of the boat was approximately 48 Nm from Pointe Saint Mathieu lighthouse, which means that he have around 100 km to Brest.
Lighthouse Pointe Saint-Mathiew appear in the distance from the sea - high at around 40 meters, placed at 20 meters rocks. A place known to sailors from the middle ages. The current structure was built in 1906 next to the ruins of the previous lighthouse from 1806.
The previous evening 6th of May, 2012 aprox. 22:00 Delphia Yachts Team commanded by Captain Wojciech Kot together with sailor’s wife and his brother was ending his search of Tomasz Cichocki around that position. During the night the weather conditions have improved, and finally came the wind. Yacht could continue his voyage , get close enough to shore that he managed to contact the French Cross Corsen Station.
According to information provided by the radio from ARCC Corsen - Polish sailor feels good, and according to him, "except for certain problems with the engine, the boat performs very well."
Opposite the boat from the port of Brest Du Chateau about 6 am will leave fast motorboat Delphia Yachts, where it will be provide a place reserved for the captain's wife - Ewa Cichocka.
According to current calculations the captain and his boat DELPHIA 40.3 is expected in Brest about 10 am.
“We are very happy to hear the great news. Now our main target is to welcome the brave captain still at sea and to offer assistance during the entrance to the marina in downtown Chateau de Brest, where is not possible pass only at sails " - Cpt. Wojciech Kot owner of Delphia Yachts said.
Technically, a loop round the world sailor Cichocki will close a few km. even before the port of Brest - after passing visible from a distance of 35 km lighthouse Phare du Petit Minou at coordinates 48 ° 20'12 "N 4 ° 36'51" W. On the position of this point “Polska Miedź” 1th of July 2011 officially launched his cruise.
Brest, Bretania, 01.05.2012
Cpt. Cichocki commanding Delphia 40.3. class yacht “Polska Miedz” is closing his solitary around-the-world cruise.
According to latest calculation and position plots received via AIS navigation system on 25th and 29th of April Cichocki is expected to call Du Chateau harbor in downtown Brest, the westernmost major French port, probably on Friday, 4th of May. This is exactly where Tomasz Cichocki began his journey on the 1st of July 2011. Cichocki will be received in Brest by French-Polish crew on board Delphia 47 class yacht commanded by Captain Wojciech Kot, co-owner of the shipyard, which built “Polska Miedz”.
Captain Cichocki and his yacht designed by Andrzej Skrzat and manufactured in Olecko, Poland – have proven their limitless capabilities and valor sailing safely over 21 thousands miles (40 thousands kilometers) in all climate zones found in every ocean on earth. We’re getting ready to sail out from Brest to welcome and congratulate this tremendous achievement to the Polish sailor – said captain Wojciech Kot.
Located in the French Brittany - Brest is one of the most famous ports in the world, known in ancient times as the Roman Gesocribate. In the Middle Ages, due to the strategic location it was fought for by both Brittany and England. During the First and Second World War Brest was the naval base. Currently it is popular sailing spot, large commercial port and a naval base of French nuclear-powered submarines.
Anticipated route runs through the following areas:
Start from Port de Brest (France)
- Atlantic Ocean: heading south
- passing Cape of Good Hope
- Indian Ocean: heading east
- passing Cape Leeuwin
- Pacific Ocean: heading east and southeast
- passing around Cape Horn - Atlantic Ocean: heading north
Voyage will be concluded at Port de Brest.
Prestart: Sopot Pier - 14 May 2011.
Starting point: BREST - early July 2011.
Anticipated duration of the voyage: 300 days.
Cruise has been notified (in the class of monohull, single-handed non-stop attempts to sail around the world) to the World Sailing Speed Record Council established in 1972 by the International Yacht Racing Union (now known as the International Sailing Federation).
The captain took on board:
- nearly 3 tons of equipment, including 1.5 tons of drinking water;
- over 850 liters of fuel;
- wind and solar power generators;
- a water desalinator;
- a satellite communications system;
- satellite cameras for direct transmissions.
The tagline of the voyage is: "In the centre of the world of Polish copper there is Man. Amidst the elements of the earth that he both withstands and joins forces with... "
(born 05.11.1957r. )
35 years of experience in sailing the masurian lakes, the Baltic, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean.
Has sailed over 26,000 miles on sea and twice in one season alone crossed the Atlantic.
Delphia 40.3 - "POLSKA MIEDŹ".
length - 11,95 m
beam - 3,94 m
sail area - 78,1 m.kw.