Sailing Safari Race regatta searching for an iceberg

The unique "Adventure Race 80 dg - 2013" regatta, an international sailing race, started on June 14 in St Petersburg. Adventure Race 80 dg (AR80) is an international sailing race.  A total of 13 crews are set to take part from seven countries: Russia, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Finland, the Netherlands, and Malta.  The flagship vessel is traditionally the legendary yacht Peter I, holder of several world records and renowned for circumnavigating the globe in 2010 via the Arctic in a single voyage without the assistance of icebreakers. The yachts set off from St Petersburg along the inland waterways of Russia: Svir river, the Ladoga and Onega lakes, and the White Sea.

This year, the participants of the race have set themselves an unusual task: to bring a piece of Arctic iceberg back to the mainland. Back in the 19th century, Arctic explorers brought tons of ice to northern California and Hawaii. Today's seafarers sometimes try to emulate their heroic forebears. They want everyone to have the opportunity to see a real iceberg with their own eyes, regardless of whether or not.

Strictly North is the most northerly race in the world and only for lovers of extreme sports not afraid of hardship: 2000 miles of white Arctic silence. These lands, home to centuries-old icebergs and the harsh waters of the Arctic Ocean, are rarely trod by human foot.

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