SAILED

249days

Passed

25655miles

PORTS

7

VISITORS

11090people

NEWS

15.08.2020

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A big clean-up before voyage completion(video)

10.08.2020

A big clean-up before voyage completion(video)

We count the days before Sedov's call at the port of Vladivostok, so it is high time for a big clean-up on board. However bringing everything in order on the largest sail training ship of the world is not a piece of cake.

Sails furling on the Sedov (video)

07.08.2020

Sails furling on the Sedov (video)

Study on the barque is much different from a standard academic process as it never stops. Barque's endless routine includes sail setting and furling during sudden "all hands on deck" trainings. For sure, sails setting is much more picturesque than furling. Wind-filled sails make the vessel look wondrous and enchanting. However, furling is full of professional secrets and interesting points.

HISTORY OF THE BARQUE SEDOV

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The bark was launched in 1921 at the shipyard of Germaniawerft which belonged to a famous concern of Friedrich Krupp. The Magdalena Winnen II/ the Sedov is not the oldest surviving vessel of the shipyard but she is still underway. Moreover, she is in excellent technical condition. No doubt, this is the most historical vessel ever built by Germaniawerft.

The capitulation of Germany found the ship in Flensburg. In August 1945 the barque was towed to Hamburg under the command of the British. In January 1946, the Commodore Johnson was transferred to the USSR according to the reparation agreement. 12 January 1946 is a historical date that is considered to be the third birthday of the sailing vessel. She got a new name Sedov and a flag of the Soviet Navy. She was named in honour of Georgy Sedov – a Russian mariner and an Arctic Explorer.

In 1982 the vessel participated in the celebrations devoted to the 300th anniversary of Vitus Bering in Denmark. The cadets from Leningrad and Tallinn naval schools were having practice on her board. In 1986 the Sedov got her first experience of international tall ships race. In 1989 she entered Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest training sailing ship in service. The Sedov came in first in 1991 at Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races. She duplicated this success in 1995. In 2011 the Sedov celebrated her 90th anniversary. In 2012-2013 the vessel made her first circumnavigation. The campaign was timed to celebrate the 1150th anniversary of Russian statehood. The Sedov visited the Arctic, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian oceans, called in more than 30 ports in Europe, South and North America, Asia and Africa. During her voyage, the sailing vessel crossed the equator three times and sailed by Cape Horn. In 2015 the tall ship made an expedition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic war by calling in different European ports.

On the eve of a huge event vessel's hull was painted white in order to give the ship her historical look.

SPECIFICATIONS

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LENGTH OVERALL (INCLUDING BOWSPRIT) 117.5 M
WIDTH OVERALL 14.62 m
SAIL AREA 4192 SQ.M.
MASTS HEIGHT 54.8 M
DISPLACEMENT 7320 Т
LENGTH ON LOAD WATERLINE 98.20 M
DEADWEIGHT 1171 Т
MOLDED BREADTH 14.60 M
MOLDED DEPTH 8.72 M
DRAUGHT 6.31 M
NUMBER OF SAILS 32
-SQUARE SAILS 13
-FORE-AND-AFT SAILS 12
-SPANKER SAILS 2
SPEED 10.40 KNOTS
FUEL SUPPLY 254 Т
WATER BALLAST 1237 Т
ANCHOR CHAINS TYPE ORDINARY ANCHOR CHAIN
CALIBER OF ANCHOR CHAINS 57 MM
NUMBER OF DECKS 2
NUMBER OF BULKHEADS 6
MAKE OF MAIN ENGINE W8L2D
FUEL TYPE DIESEL
TYPE OF PROPULSION 1 FIXED PITCH PROPELLER, ALL-CAST
NUMBER OF BLADES 4
GROSS TONNAGE 3432 RT
NET REGISTER TONNAGE 1029 RT

CREW

Ромашкин Евгений Николаевич

Evgeniy Romashkin

Master

Николин Виктор Юрьевич

Viktor Nikolin

Master Trainee

Старостин Павел Сергеевич

Pavel Starostin

Chief Officer 

Эчкенко Елена Николаевна

Elena Echkenko

Ship’s doctor

Лебедев Александр Васильевич

Aleksandr Lebedev

Chief Engineer

Рядных Владимир Алексеевич

Vladimir Ryadnykh

Chief Bosun

Евдокимов Игорь Григорьевич

Igor Evdokimov

Sailmaker

Михеденко Владимир Васильевич

Vladimir Mikhedenko

Chief Officer on Academic operations

Довгополый Александр Дмитриевич

Dovgopolyy Aleksandr

Chief Cook

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