All paths lead to Ushuaia
These days, the main Russian sailing ships go to Ushuaia (Argentina). The giant barges Kruzenshtern and Sedov and the handsome frigate Pallada are training vessels of the Russian Fisheries. And, by ocean standards, not far from them are our yachts now circumnavigating, Report-Inform Agency reports.
Bark "Kruzenshtern" stands in Montevideo (the capital of Uruguay), where he arrived on February 1. Near the entrance to the Gulf of La Plata (common to Montevideo and Buenos Aires) the Sedov barge is maneuvering, getting ready to enter the port. He came earlier than the schedule and now winds miles in circles in view of the coast of Uruguay. The most difficult route lies with the frigate Pallas. On February 1, the ship left the Chilean Valparaiso and goes south. Upon reaching the entrance to the Beagle Channel, the Pallas will head for the port of Ushuaia – the southernmost port of Argentina on Tierra del Fuego.
There, to Ushuaia, the Kruzenshern and Sedov barges will soon leave. And they will be joined by Russian circumnavigators – the Sibir yacht from Omsk captain Sergey Shcherbakov, the Elizabeth yacht from St. Petersburg captain Alexei Loginov, the Xanadu yacht from St. Petersburg captain Mikhail Ozerny, and finally the Mon Ker boat (My Heart) ) the legendary Nikolai Litau, who leads his ship to Ushuaia from Antarctica, from the South Shetland Islands.
Everyone is striving for the port of Ushuaia, because from February 12 to 15 there will be held grandiose parades of sailing ships in honor of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by the Russian expedition of Bellingshausen and Lazarev!
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