The world's largest four-masted sailing ship "Sedov", circumnavigate the world, during his stay in Hong Kong attended by more than 21 thousand people, which is a new record attendance of the barge, reported RIA "Novosti" the representative of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Love Elkin.
Barque "Sedov" is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest sailing ship, its length — 117.5 m, sail area — more than 4 million square meters. In circumnavigation "Sedov" left May 20, 2012 in St. Petersburg, on board — 70 crew and 170 sea cadets Russia. Round the world and is dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the birth of Russian statehood and memorable dates in the history of Russian geographical discoveries.
Completed the expedition of "Sedov" in July 2013 in St. Petersburg. During the 14 months of the expedition around the globe will be sailing around 45,000 marine mil.Prezhny record was set in July 2012 in the French Brest, where the ship came after nearly a decade because of the epic with the arrest of a Russian vessel in 2000. There is parking for two days on board rose more than 19 thousand people.
According to her, the authorities issued specifically wish to visit the barque tickets with time so as not to crush and do not force people to stand in long lines at the bottom of the ladder and there were people who were missing only visitors in the allotted time on the ticket.
"The crew had left Hong Kong on Monday morning, the guys were a little tired from the large influx of guests. Now "Sedov" is heading to Singapore, where will arrive in nine days and will stay there for three days, "- said Elkin.