First Russian-Ukrainian sailing polar expedition! По-русски
Ship's log-book

At 5.45am we anchored in the Sevastopol bay, right after the Ravelin.

26 October, 2012

Precisely at 8am, as it was promised, customs and border control arrive together with a pilot. Formalities are settled quickly and accurately. The crew takes short rest.

At 11.30am we raise the anchor and move to the pier number 143, where half of the city, a squadron of guards of honor and the orchestra of the Black Sea Fleet, the heads of the city, the Commander-in-Chief of the Black Sea Fleet, journalists and, of course, our fans and our old friends are waiting for us. It looks like we’re received back in even more triumphant way than were seen off. Short parade, lots of music, many journalists, interview, fourchette with champagne, congratulations with successful accomplishment of an unprecedented cruise. The crew is put forward for state decoration of Ukraine.

At 2pm we moore near the pier number 122, where we were actually standing 13 months ago. In front of us – long and hard work on yacht renewal or, if more precisely, its preparation for the next unexampled bound through the world ocean…

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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