BPC Group supports the expedition to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean

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Dec 24, 2013

Solo Crossing from Florida to Colombia aboard an 11ft vessel in aid of the END POLIO NOW Campaign

BPC Group is proud to be associated with Alvaro de Marichalar’s latest expedition. Since 1982 the sailor, adventurer and entrepreneur has embarked on 39 maritime expeditions and has won 11 World Records. Starting December 12th in Miami Florida, Alvaro took to the waves once again on his 3m jet-ski "NUMANCIA". Over the course of 23 days Alvaro, travelling alone and navigating standing up all the time, Alvaro will navigate all the way from Miami to Colombia.

In September 1513, Spanish Adventurer Vasco Nunez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Panama Isthmus. Alvaro is commemorating the discovery with his expedition while supporting the END POLIO NOW Campaign.

During the trip, Alvaro will navigate along the coasts of ten different Countries: USA; Cuba; Mexico; Belize; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Panama and Colombia. While the entire expedition is an epic undertaking, the two most crucial moments will be the  crossing from Florida to Cuba 100 miles (180km) and the crossing from Cuba to Mexico 120 Miles (218km). During these stages, Alvaro will navigate without seeing any land, for between 7 and 22 hours, depending on the sea conditions.

Commenting on the expedition, Anatoly Loginov, Chairman BPC Group said “BPC Group is extremely proud to be part of this fabulous initiative to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco Nunez de Balboa’s first sighting of the Pacific Ocean. Since then the world has changed profoundly, with tremendous advances in technology, discoveries and breakthroughs in science. The near eradication of polio, which was endemic to 125 countries only 25 years ago, is a perfect example of this. However the fight isn't over and that's why BPC is proud to support the Pacific Discovery Expedition.”

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