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As UGRIB has promised us, a good wind on the bow set in around 9am.

20 October, 2012

We have sped up significantly, and our GPS coordinates have started to change to the north-east. We would go even faster, if not head wave. Although we can’t complain: 188 miles per day is quite good. Sure, that’s not 220-230 miles a day in the Collaboration Sea but still… And now Greece is close at hand. No adventures have taken place.
One watch changes the other, and at the pleasure of wind and waves we’re approaching the Corinth Canal. Still there’s no fish. But, as you know, fishermen are a patient folk. So are we, waiting for our luck and Neptune’s favor for two weeks in a row.
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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