February 18th: In a milestone event, the Kon-Tiki2 Expedition crossed into the roaring 40s today. No balsa raft has been this far south in modern times, and the crew is celerbrating the event.
Weather forecasts for the next week is good with steady winds from the west, just like we hoped and expected. The rafts use these winds to sail towards South America in an epic routdtrip voyage. In the pictures below, the Jotron AIS transceiver bears testament to the position of Tupac Yupanqui, and her crew is seen celebrating.
The Thor Heyerdahl Institute greets the crew. Congratulations with reaching this milestone!
By: Håkon Wium Lie - CTO of Opera Software, and CTO of the expedition.