I’ve heard about the Adventure Race 80dg Ecological Sailing Regatta before, but I didn’t expect that the Finish yacht “Lena”, one of regatta participants, will continue traversing along the Russian Arctic heading to… guess where… right… to the Lena Delta and Tiksi. In other words, Finish sailers will reach my area called the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Moreover, they plan to go upstream and make it to Yakutsk, where I live! Cool!
Meanwhile, enjoy photographs of Franz Josef Land Archipelago, Russian Arctic, brought by RusArc’s Petr I yacht crew.
By the way, before you proceed watching Arctic photographs, here is a short description of AR 80dg.
The 2011 International Ecological Sailing Regatta “Adventure Race 80 dg” (“AR 80dg”) is officially completed. It was organized by the Russian company “RUSARC ltd” (http://en.rusarc.ru/) and lasted from July 03 till August 09 within the Russian Federation.
The race consisted of two parts. The 1st one was Arkhangelsk – St Petersburg (through inner river waterways), the 2nd went on the Arctic route St Petersburg – Franz-Josef Land (with paying visit to the old meteo station “Tikhaya Bay”) – Murmansk.
In the first lap, there were sailing boats from Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, England. In the second, two only. They are the Russian yacht “Petr I” and the Finish Lena.
So now we expect to see the Finish guys in Yakutia (Russia). I will try to follow the Finish yacht, though I didn’t found their official website with sailing updates. Meanwhile, you might wish to learn more about my land at AskYakutia.com and eYakutia.com.
Photographs from RUSARC ltd’s Expedition Blog that is done in Russian and English languages.
- Sailing Safari: Adventure Race 80 Degrees Regatta in the Russian Arctic
- Franz Josef Land Archipelago, Russian Arctic, in July 2011. 58 photos by Vladimir Sevostianov.
- A homemade Russian boat on a TransArctic trip through Canada’s Northwest Passage
- Yegor Makarov’s Exhibition in Sweden: “Native People of Sakha (Yakutia)”
- Borge Ousland & Thorleif Thorleifsson completed the Northern Passage 2010 expedition