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Extreme North - in to frozem Russia by yacht

Extreme North - in to frozem Russia by yacht

added: 2013-06-26

Extreme sailing supported by Aquarius

Expedition started in Gdynia at the beginning of june. Name of expdedition is : Russian Arctic - Sekstans Expedition 2013. Goal of sailing team is to sail to north, at most to north as is possible - to the line between water and ice. It will be first time when polish boat will at this russian water. Regarding to complex logistic and time time-consuming this expedition is splited to 6 parts and it will be headed by 3 captains:

  • Maciej Sodkiewicz - author of expedition.  Most of time he spent on the boats. He sailed over 55 000 miles and 45 000 miles as a captain. He headed more than 130 crusies from Spitsbergen to Casablanca. He has crossed two times on Cape Horn. He has power of RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. Maciej is one of the youngest polish captains leading big tall ships e.g. s/y Zawisza Czarny or s/y Kapitan Głowacki.
  • Małgorzata Czarnomska - she is the youngest female captain in Poland. She was leading tall ships among others STS Fryderyk Chopin an Kapitan Borchardt.
  • Tomasz Kulawik - He will lead 5 and 6 parts. He has leaded tall ships: Zjawa IV i Gedania
     

Goal of team is to sail arround arctic archipelago of Frank Joseph Land and New Land. They want to sail maximally to the north, as far as it possible.

Aquarius has supported team by giving two kayaks, paddles, pfds and life vests, plus rubber boat from our partner.

 

 

>>SEE THE PHOTOS FROM THE START OF SAILING <<

PARTS OF EXPEDITION

PART 1


date: 04.06 - 15.06.2013
route: GdyniaLiepajaTallin – Petersburg
captain: Małgorzta Czarnomska


PART 2


date: 15.06 - 06.07.2013
route: Sankt Petersburg – Szlisselburg StronholdŁadoga Lake – Valaam Island–  Onega Lake – Kiży Island – Baltic-White Sea channel – White Sea – Solovetsky Islands – Archangielsk
captain: Małgorzta Czarnomska


PART 3


date: 07.07 - 28.07.2013
route: Archangielsk – Frank Joseph Land – Ice/Water line – Murmańsk
captain: Maciej Sodkiewicz

 

PART 4


date: 28.07 - 19.08.2013
route: MurmańskArchipelag Ziemi Franciszka Józefa – Ice/Water line (main goal) – New Land – Archangielsk
captain: Maciej Sodkiewicz


PART 5


date: 28.08 - 08.09.2013
route: Archangielsk – White Sea  – Solovetsky Islands – White Sea – Baltic Canal – Kiży Island –  Onega Islands – Valaam Island – Koniewiec Island – Ładoga Lake – Szlisselburg Stronghold – Sankt Petersburg
captain: Tomasz Kulawik


PART 6


date: 08.09 - 19.09.2013
route: Petersburg – TallinLiepajaGdynia
captain: Tomasz Kulawik

8000 MILES - 3 CAPTAINS - 50 MEMBERS - 100 DAYS OF SAILING - 1000 HOURS OF POLAR DAYS

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