The memorial regatta has started

On February 20, at 00.00, the 200-mile regatta dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was started.
The participants had arrived to the starting line in advance and stopped the main engines. So, the ships appeared to be at the mercy of the waves and wind. Soon the regatta began. Today's start was preceded by joint maneuvers. The maneuvers helped the ships to coordinate the details and to keep safe distance while sailing.

According to available wind forecasts, the regatta should finish in the afternoon of February 21. Upon crossing the finish line of 200-mile regatta, the Masters will submit Declarations stating the time of finishing and the total time spent en route.

However, there will be no winners or losers in this regatta. The very idea of the event is rather symbolic.It underlines that every participant of the regatta belongs in the history of Maritime Russia and shares the traditions of Russian sailing fleet.

We wish good luck to all the participants. Let the fair wind, love to the sea and spirit of discovery accompany you.

Photos by Valeriy Pritchenko

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