Author Archives: Maxine

Sailing on Russian tall ships

Last year, I sailed twice on Kruzenshern, the first time as a trainee, the second time to instruct. It was a long-held little girl’s dream after I had been on Kruzenshtern as a child, taken by my father who was … Continue reading

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Yacht Russia

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. https://www.yachtrussia.com/articles/2014/11/24/articles_69.html?fbclid=IwAR1_eILpBPBP-u8MwNCWcRNUMT2Wtu1TkpRSiGmxjFVnXP95vVOAYRkdmUE

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Arthur Beale

Cruising guide & travel tale is available through Arthur Beale in London (UK). http://www.arthurbeale.co.uk/

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Bookharbour

Cruising guide and travel take “Sailing through Russia” is now also for sale through Bookharbour in the UK. https://www.bookharbour.com/sailing-through-russia-from-the-arctic-to-the-black-sea

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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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Tallinn

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 the conversation a … Continue reading

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Leaving Russia

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 centre but so … Continue reading

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Neva river

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 Dove down through … Continue reading

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Koshkinskiy Farwater

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 I want to arrive … Continue reading

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Bye Priozersk, hello again Konevets!

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 Palace Sq, kulich getting … Continue reading

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