Opportunity for everyone: “Siberia” is gaining crew in the polar circumnavigation

Try to participate in the selection and, if successful, to pass part of the route round-the-world sailing expedition Siberia — Antarctica, Siberia from July 2019 to October 2020 can be anyone. This statement by the captain preparing for the journey, a two-masted Bermuda, Caca-centerboard yacht “Siberia” Sergey Shcherbakov made during a public meeting of the Yekaterinburg regional branch of the Russian geographical society (RGS). Candidates can Express themselves using the form on the official website of the expedition.

To travel will be able to-prepared, healthy and physically fit candidates. The main criterion for selection to captain will be the benefit which man can bring “not only in swimming but also in the implementation of the project.” But age and gender do not matter.

“The preference “mnogostanochnik”: Shkotovo (tie) + the doctor + cook + videographer + PR + motorman + electronics, etc. not Necessarily have all the skills immediately, but certainly at least a one-week stay in Omsk with the participation in the preparation of the yacht “Siberia”, which now stands in a disassembled state and requires qualified workers” according to the website PRO.

On Board will always be four crew members who thoroughly know “Siberia”. For “volunteers” left 2-4 places.

Participation in the expedition is free of charge. At his own expense the lucky ones will need to apply for a visa, go to “Siberia” and return home after swimming.

Initially the expedition was supposed to go yacht “Power of Siberia”, but in October 2018 it was severely damaged during a storm in PALMA DE MALLORCA as it washed up on the rocks.

However, “Siberia” — the flagship of the sailing fleet of the Omsk region (where will the expedition start) is selected for this route not just. In 2000-2001 she went to circumnavigate the globe via the Northern sea route. Then her team for the first time in history took place on a sailing ship in the polar region all 24 time zones in a row without wintering and without the assistance of an icebreaker. Today before the new test boat is undergoing major renovations.

The upcoming expedition will coincide with the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors.

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