THREE WORLD RECORDS
DURING ONE ROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE
In September 1996 the yacht "Apostol Andrey"
of the Moscow Adventure Club started its route from Moscow
to St. Petersburg in order to start its round the world sailing.
For the first time in history the route of the yacht passed
over the four oceans of our planet, including the Arctic Ocean.
The voyage was carried out under the blessing
of His Holiness Alexey II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.
His Holiness gave the name to the yacht. The voyage was dedicated
to the 850-th anniversary of the Moscow foundation and the
300-th anniversary of the Russian fleet.
On November 14, 1996 the voyage started.
After leaving behind the waters of the Atlantic, Indian and
Pacific oceans, the yacht arrived in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
on October, 1997. On June 28, 1998 the yacht "Apostol Andrey"
continued the route. The yacht had passed the Arctic seas:
the Bering sea, the Chuckchee Sea, the East Siberian Sea and
the Laptev Sea. Under the conditions of approaching winter
the crew of the yacht made a heroic attempt to go round the
Chelyuskin Cape, the northern point of the continent, but
was surrounded by young ice. Old ice fields shifted from the
north towards the yacht and the "Apostol Andrey" was forced
to return to the Tiksy port for a winter stay. In summer 1999
the voyage was continued. The crew of the yacht had successfully
sailed along the North East Passage. After a short stay in
Murmansk, the yacht "Apostol Andrey" sailed round Scandinavia
and took course to St. Petersburg. On November 11, 1999 the
round the world sailing over the four Oceans was accomplished
at the berths of the North Capital.
The yacht "Apostol Andrey" established
three world records:
- For the first time in history the round
the world sailing was carried out in a meridian direction.
- For the first time in history the route
of the round the world sailing was laid out through all
Oceans of our planet, including the Arctic Ocean.
- For the first time in history the sailing
yacht passed the North East route.