Kilpi clothing was tested by Czech sailors in the Arctic conditions
22. 09. 2017
A team of five Czech yachtsmen from Ostrava-Plesná bet on the quality of the Kilpi clothing. In June 2017 they carried out an expedition cruise in the Arctic, far behind the Arctic Circle.
Their goal was to reach the northernmost point of the Europeancontinent, the North Cape (Nordkapp), on a 12-meter sloop yacht. This inhospitable place lies 500 km above the Arctic Circle, where the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, blend. The weather in these places is unpredictable; a strong wind prevails, accompanied with snow, rain, and fog. To these difficult conditions the POLAR EXPEDITION Sailing Team looked forquality, durable, and affordable clothing.
"The Kilpi winter collection met these requirements. Although it is not primarily intended for marine yachting, we have tested it. And it turned out we did well," said Petr Panáč, the captainof the Polar Expedition.
Kilpi equipped each of the five sailors with the whole set of clothing from its best winter range.
"We especially appreciated the warm and comfortable Rigan sweater and the excellent practical Carpo Siberium jacket. The yellow color is clearly visible at sea and in the snow. The jacket has taped seams and waterproof zippers and a handy pocket on the sleeve for handheld navigation and documentation devices," said crewmen Roman Mauryc, Tomáš Petřík, Jan Bošota, and Petr Mroček.
"We sailed over hundreds of miles of deep blue sea, and we anchored in Skarsvåg, Norway, the northernmost fishing village in the world. Its people were surprised to see our sailboat. Only five sailboats from all over the world will arrive here per year," adds captain Petr Panáč.