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Russian sailboats complete race in honor of 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery

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Russian sailboats complete race in honor of 200th anniversary of Antarctica discovery


21.02.2020

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Russian sailing ships Kruzenshtern, Sedov and Pallada completed the race dedicated to the anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica, Interfax reports. The two hundred nautical miles race took place in the southern Atlantic. 

The sailboats finished when a storm began in the ocean, and the presentation of memorable prizes had to be postponed.

According to the organizers, the race has neither winners nor losers, because the holiday of the sailing fleet initially was not meant as a competition. The regatta is a symbol of the involvement of young Russian sailors in the heroic pages of history.

However, the sailing boats covered the distance of 200 nautical miles with the following results: Kruzenshtern - 19 hours 43 minutes 10 seconds, Sedov - 19 hours 58 minutes 08 seconds, Pallas - 20 hours 08 minutes 42 seconds.

Russkiy Mir reported that the expedition by Russian sailboats is also timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The expedition called Sails of the World will last for about a year, ships will cover almost one hundred thousand miles, more than six hundred cadets of Russian and foreign universities will take part in it. The expedition, unique to the Russian sailing fleet, started in November, when the Pallada vessel set sail from Vladivostok.

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