First ever call in Sochi is going to be the one to remember both for cadets and visitors from all over the world.
On the 28th of February a group of cadets came back from Sochi by train. Voyage 1/113 is officially over. Both cadets and the crew successfully finished the studying program and coped their volunteer functions during the XXII Winter Olympics.
Out of 62 days of the voyage, 30 were spent at sea. During these couple of months Kruzenshtern has passed over 5000 marine miles and called in five ports. Without a doubt, Sochi has become the most memorable one: 75 cadets visited the Olympic Park while 50 of them became the spectators of sports competitions.
Even though Kruzenshtern moored at the restricted customs area (due to the safety reasons), 1300 citizens and guests of Sochi managed to get on board of the vessel.
Over ten TV companies from Russia as well as other countries visited the sail training ship and showed Kruzenshtern in their TV spots, expanding the vessel’s fan club.
On the 24th of February during the official event on board vessel Kavkaz, the head of Federal Agency of Marine and River Transport A.Davydenko presented a letter of thanks to the captain of Kruzenshtern Mikhail Novikov for participation of the sailing ship and her crew in XXII Winter Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, the training on board Kruzenshtern continues. On the 25th of February a number of cadet’s personnel left the vessel by train only for a new group of cadets to come. On the 26th of February the vessel left Sochi for the Black Sea and started her voyage number two of 2014. Kruzenshtern is going to return to Sochi on the 6th of March 2014 and stay at the port untill the Paralympics are over on March 16th.
Photos from the XXII Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony by Vasily Semidyanov.