The expedition to the Arctic on yachts dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory reached Salehard in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region.
“We are in Salehard. Our Arctic sailing expedition has arrived in the capital of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous region from Archangelsk and completed the sea part of the route. We left Seyaha on August 20 with small losses – the anchor of the Siberia was lost in the roadstead opposite the village, and the Zhemchuzhina slightly damaged the rudder. In addition, we were never able to transfer fuel cans from the shore at a meter wave. So, although the call to Novy Port was not planned, it was inevitable”, the expedition member Kirill Uyutnov shares the details of the trip on his Facebook page.
Let us remind you that the expedition started in Arkhangelsk on August 1. The trip is dedicated to the memory of the Soviet convoys who died in the White, Barents and Kara Seas during the Great Patriotic War. The expedition involves 12 professional yachtsmen from the Arkhangelsk and Omsk regions, Tatarstan, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The members of the expedition lowered wreaths near Vaygach Island, where in 1943 the Shkval rescue ship was blown up by a German mine; there were 50 people on board (only five survived). Then they visited the village of Seyaha in the middle of the Yamal Peninsula, where they replenished their resources.
It is assumed that the yacht travel route can become a new tour route and will contribute to the popularization of Arctic navigation on sailing ships. The participants of the campaign intend to make a film about their journey.
Some weeks ago the This is Taimyr wrote that the St. Petersburg resident Daniil Gavrilov was going to sail around the Arctic and Antarctica alone on a yacht. The sailing will take six months and can enter the Guinness Book of Records.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: participants of the yacht trip