Barque Sedov: 10 Months Around the World

March 20 was ten months from the date of publication of the circumnavigation of the Russian sailing ship, four-masted barque "Sedov". During this time, the stern of the ship remained for more than 33 thousand nautical miles, two oceans — the Atlantic and Pacific. Docked at the port in 22 of 19 countries of the world. Sailboat three times already crossed the equatorial line of the planet, and the range of temperature conditions voyage was over 60 degrees — sorokogradusnuyu heat from Polynesia to twenty below the Russian Primorye.

Even now, after a partial crew change in Vladivostok, it became clear that a complete circumnavigation of the world from the first to the final of the day will be at least 50 sailors. However, in the course of his long experience in the ocean campaign gained more than three hundred students of educational institutions and the Federal Agency for Fisheries marine cadets clubs and associations from different parts of Russia. Also in the lists of the world tour will get about a thousand foreign and Russian interns, journalists, artists and scientists.

It’s hard to overestimate the success of the crew of "Sedov" in international relations, especially in remote countries of Russia, which now hardly comes information about life in our country. Tens of thousands of people in Latin America, the Pacific and Asian regions attended the flagship of the Russian sailing fleet, met with the sailors learned a lot about the life of modern Russia. Almost every port with the assistance of Russian foreign policy institutions on board gave a reception for representatives of local political elites tied friendships, discussed the options maritime cooperation. The largest sailing school world invariably attracted the views and objectives, whether in port or at sea meeting. That’s why today, four months before the end of the world tour, hike "Sedov" can be assessed not just as a demonstration of the flag, but as a vivid example of this public diplomacy, covering virtually the entire globe. Numerous enthusiastic press coverage, interest in the swim in the Internet show that the world is closely following the circumnavigation 92-year-old barge.

Even now, after a partial crew change in Vladivostok, it became clear that a complete circumnavigation of the world from the first to the final of the day will be at least 50 sailors. However, in the course of his long experience in the ocean campaign gained more than three hundred students of educational institutions and the Federal Agency for Fisheries marine cadets clubs and associations from different parts of Russia. Also in the lists of the world tour will get about a thousand foreign and Russian interns, journalists, artists and scientists.

It’s hard to overestimate the success of the crew of "Sedov" in international relations, especially in remote countries of Russia, which now hardly comes information about life in our country. Tens of thousands of people in Latin America, the Pacific and Asian regions attended the flagship of the Russian sailing fleet, met with the sailors learned a lot about the life of modern Russia. Almost every port with the assistance of Russian foreign policy institutions on board gave a reception for representatives of local political elites tied friendships, discussed the options maritime cooperation. The largest sailing school world invariably attracted the views and objectives, whether in port or at sea meeting. That’s why today, four months before the end of the world tour, hike "Sedov" can be assessed not just as a demonstration of the flag, but as a vivid example of this public diplomacy, covering virtually the entire globe. Numerous enthusiastic press coverage, interest in the swim in the Internet show that the world is closely following the circumnavigation 92-year-old barge.

Now sailboat crosses the Indian Ocean in the south-westerly direction to a month to round the southern tip of the African continent — the famous Cape of Good Hope, and then again went out into the Atlantic Ocean, will head to the north, to Europe, to the native Russian shores. Closing swimming scheduled for July 20 in St. Petersburg.

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