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Ship's log-book

The same bay Marsamshit.

18 October, 2012

We continue repairs on board, hustle about purchases, preparing for departure. The original plan to call to sea this evening has been changed – we decide to spend another night on Malta and in the morning on the 19th of October raise the anchor for the last dash to Sevastopol.
Alas, the forecast is unfavorable – there’s a head 25-30-knot storm wind in the Aegean Sea. To avoid it and cut the way we plan to pass through the Corinth Canal. That will allow us to reach Athens a day earlier.
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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