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After breakfast at 9.30 in the morning we unanchor and head to Sevastopol.

19 October, 2012

While there’s no wind, we are going on-engine, reckoning upon rising of wind on the bow at the end of the day, which will increase our speed and give us chance to avoid head wind, promised for tomorrow. We have passed 95 miles the last day, and that’s not bad, taking into account head wave. Moreover, we departed late...
We have put the rods out and are waiting for a good catch. We have everything for sashimi, apart from fish. But fishermen’s luck has not been with us yet. We’ll hope it will finally come back to us. The day has passed tranquilly. Sevastopol is closer and closer to us with each hour on way.
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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