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Yacht Russia

The best article written about our trip through Russia (In Russian) От Белого – к Черному, или Путешествие австралийца вглубь России Лето 2013 года года ознаменовалась событием, оставшимся незаметным для широкой публики, но ставшим определенной вехой в истории развития … Continue reading

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Yacht Russia – in Russian

The editor of sailing magazine Yacht Russia wrote this amazing article about our trip. It is in Russian. But the automatic translation works reasonably well.

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Arthur Beale

Cruising guide & travel tale is available through Arthur Beale in London (UK).

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Cruising guide and travel take “Sailing through Russia” is now also for sale through Bookharbour in the UK.

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Simplified visa regime for Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad is back on the map! Most useful for a sailor. Let’s hope that this part of the Baltic gets less deserted! Starting from July 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign States may be granted an e-visa to enter the … Continue reading

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By: Maxine Maters. After Saint-Petersburg, City Marina in Tallinn is a breath of fresh air. The marina captain is expecting me. Last year he did not speak Russian, not even when I asked him. This year he fortunately does. Makes … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

By Maxine Maters. Four more days in SPB, in Krestovskiy Marina. It is the usual with not terribly clean facilities and no water to bunker. But it had shore power and friendly marina people. It’s a tad far from the … Continue reading

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Neva River

By: Maxine Maters A very talkative cab driver drove Bridget & Iain the next morning to the station from where they took the train back to SPB. They will do some more sightseeing whilst Dirk and I will sail Blue … Continue reading

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Koshkinskiy Farwater

By: Maxine Maters ( Unfortunately we had to turn down the invitation to join the monks at breakfast. This decision was aided by my dislike of the ubiquitous porridge. But we also had a 12-hour sail ahead of us and … Continue reading

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Bye Priozersk, hello again Konevets!

By: Maxine Maters  ( Trust me to open the sailing season with the coldest weather imaginable. And again with snow! And this after a few days sightseeing in SPB in lovely warm weather. We watched the military parade rehearsal on … Continue reading

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