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Captain's journal
25 October, 2012
Leaving these shores a year ago, we had a slight idea about what we’ll encounter, how hard it will be and at some times - almost impossible to accomplish what we had conceived.
17 October, 2012
As I guessed and God decided, those 2500 miles to Gibraltar we covered in 12 days, believe me, very-very fast. On way we overcame two powerful North-Atlantic cyclones with wave up to 12-meter and wind up to 40 knots. Before we raised a shot along with sintoist toast for the Atlantic, asking it for mercy and chance to get away with peace, it was raging all out.
30 September, 2012
Dear admirers, men and, of course, women, well-wishers and not very well – all, sympathizing to our expedition or peeking into the site being bored, everyone sharing our achievements, plain and secret enviers and especially statisticians of our home records! I want to report you that we’re moving by bounds, heading to the Labrador Sea to our sacramental point on the south of Greenland in order to finish finally our polar epic. It’s still cold here, icebergs, dark at night and, of course, ceaseless storms.
20 September, 2012
Before I could dream about another world record, here it is: on the 16th of September the southern wind, head and not kind at all, speeded a powerful head wave. Moreover, according to forecast, there was a mighty storm of force about 50 balls waiting for us straight on course, and there we didn’t want to get at all. That’s why on the 17th of September at 4am taking the shift over, I made decision to outwait the storm, have rest, repair some stuff and refill, if there’s an opportunity.
15 September, 2012
These are five days, which will give us the answer for the question if we pass the Canadian straits and lock the Arctic circle. Or, sprinkling ashes upon our heads, we’ll have to go back to the Bering Strait or somewhere else, where it’s warm and no ice.
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25 October, 2012
Leaving these shores a year ago, we had a slight idea about what we’ll encounter, how hard it will be and at some times - almost impossible to accomplish what we had conceived.
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Sergei Nizovtsev
Life way of a human implies constant overcoming not only of external obstacles, but ageing forms of his own mind too, in order to resurrect on a higher level. This is the way of a human to maturity. THE Captain of the yacht "Scorpius" and leader of the first Russian-UKRAINIAN SAILING POLAR EXPEDITION Sergei Nizovtsev. Graduated Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). Yachtsman. Qualified Yacht Master Ocean. Routes of his journeys – extremal sea tracks. Honoured Polar Explorer. Numerous times had been in Arctic and at the North Pole with skydiving and diving expeditions.
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The crew of “Scorpius”, depending on route, consists of 7-10 persons. Many of them have already had invaluable experience, necessary for this adventurous sailing. In front of others lays a hard way from novice to “sea wolf”.
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