How do you fancy conquering the North Pole by catamaran ? Too cold? – we agree. Frenchman Sebastien Roubinet however seems to be used to feezing temperatures, endless nights and toughing it out in the arctic. Aboard his specialized catamaran called BABOUCHE he will attempt what has never been done before. The departure from Alaska is planned for next July for a 2,500 mile crossing on the pack ice to Spitsbergen aboard a cross between a sport cat and an ice yacht.