First Russian-Ukrainian sailing polar expedition! По-русски

A crystal sailing-ship was presented to the crew of “Scorpius”

29 November, 2012

The crew of “Scorpius” has become an awardee of the National prize in sailing “The yachtsman of the year - 2012” in nomination “The best long-distance sport cruise”.

Starting on the 18th of September 2011 from Sochi, the round-the-world sailing polar expedition has set a world record the last year, rounding the South and North poles within a single navigation. The co-owner of “Burevestnik Group” Andrei Boiko presented to the crew a weather-proof notebook.

The festive ceremony of handing the crystal sailing-ship – the symbol of “The yachtsman of the year” award – was held in Moscow in “Red October” hall ICON on the 23rd of November.

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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