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The wind on the bow, which helped us yesterday, scanted from head.

23 October, 2012

The wind was 25-30 knots, quite high 6-8-meter wave, but nothing could stop us anymore. Till the very Dardanelles we were searching a compromise with head wave. In the evening, quite worn by head wind and steep Mediterranean seas, we entered the Dardanelles.
So wonderful here: no wave and wind, even though still head, helps us to move forward. We have passed 156 miles the last day. There’s the Sea of Marmara in front of us. I think we’ll pass it till morning and, dashing through the Bosphorus, we’ll enter final straight to Sevastopol.
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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