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Expedition "Routes of Russian sailors through two oceans" on "Slavianka" yacht got under way

Monday, December 7, 2020

In early December, an international expedition "Routes of Russian sailors through the two oceans" is off and running from the Turkish port of Marmaris on “Slavianka” sailing yacht.

The main aim of the expedition is to sail on “Slavianka” sailing yacht on the route from Marmaris (Turkey) to Vladivostok (Russia) across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to perpetuate the memory of outstanding people and significant events of the country's maritime past and on the basis of this to create conditions for the development of expeditionary sailing in Russia with the participation of schoolchildren and long-term international cooperation in the field of sailing navigation.

The expedition began on December 2. For ten days of the campaign, sailing yacht will cross the Mediterranean Sea and pass Gibraltar. Further, the expedition route will pass through Casablanca (Morocco) and Las Palmas Gran Canaria (Spain). “Slavianka” will cross the Atlantic Ocean, reach the shores of La Guaira (Venezuela), pass the Panama Canal and cross the Pacific Ocean with a visit to Hawaii (USA) and Akita (Japan). The solemn arrival in Vladivostok is scheduled for April 2, 2021. During the four months of the voyage, 15,000 nautical miles will be covered.

During this sailing the following social and cultural programs and projects are envisaged:

• Program "One World, One Ocean" - cultural and educational events for foreign guests about Russia, its history, the Russian language and the Russian culture; - Project "Reserves of Humanity" - hydrometeorological reconnaissance of the Sea Art Club circumnavigation route on the bark "Running in Waves";

• The program "Memory of Generations" - information coverage when passing and visiting the expedition participants memorable and memorial places associated with the Russian sailors;

• Project "Russia Maritime" - a mobile photo-media exhibition with the Maritime Art Club on board the ship and in the press center, telling about the history and modern state of the domestic fleet, geographical discoveries, the development of the Northern Sea Route, modern ports and shipyards of Russia, cruise river and sea shipping, maritime education, maritime shipping companies, etc.

To ensure the safety of navigation and to create a comfortable yacht environment for the crew, Morsviazsputnik equipped “Slavyanka” sailing yacht with Inmarsat Fleet One and Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite communications equipment, and organized the provision of modern mobile satellite communication channels based on the above-mentioned equipment.

The expedition is organized by the Seven Oceans Marine Training Center in the partnership with Admiral G.I. Nevelsky Marine State University, Rosmorport with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, Morsviazsputnik, Interregional Public Organization Marine Art Club, Primorsky Branch of the Russian Geographical Society - Society for the Study of the Amur Territory, Vladivostok Maritime Assembly, as well as other state, public and commercial organizations.

Information on the expedition will be covered on the official websites:

Rosmorrechflot: http://morflot.gov.ru/

Marine Federal Resource Center for Children's Supplementary Education: https://yungi.gumrf.ru/

International complex expedition on the sailing yacht Slavyanka: http://russia-maritime.ru/slavyanka