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A fresh 12-14-knot wind, and we are already sailing 8-9 knots under genoa and main sail.

15 October, 2012

There’re 400 miles left to Malta – for us this is a two-day trip. Night is calm and starry, as usual. We can believe that out circumnavigation will come to end so soon.

12.00. Fresh wind ended at 04.00; till afternoon we’re on-engine. But weather is going to change: soon the promised wind has to arrive. We’re waiting. And there’re 300 nautical miles till Malta. The sky is covered by clouds. Air temperature is +25˚C; water is +22˚C; sea is 1 ball. There’re no gulls, dolphins don’t visit us anymore.

We have passed 108 miles in the last 12 hours.

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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