Hans Jørgen Sommerfelt sailed around Norway-Russia the other way round in 2013, in his yacht ‘Brizo’. His website is:-
Rusarc is the annual race from Arkangelsk to Franz Josef Land, and prior to that a flotilla through to Arkangelsk from St Petersburg. Captain Daniel Gavrilov is the organiser, and the website is at
The Cruising Association, of which John Bryden is a member, has a Baltic Section which has very useful meetings, wepages, newsletter etc run by Graham and Fay Cattell. Vladimir Ivankov is the HLR (Local Representative) for St Petersburg, and there are many HLRs in the Baltic and Scandinavia generally. CA also has discount arrangements with many suppliers etc
Birthe Ebdrup’s story of Aldarion’s Limfjord Rundt ‘Race’ in 2012 is (in Danish!) at
“Cruising the Gulags” by Michael L Frankel, Sabra, 2007. An account of an American sailor who went round Norway clockwise and through Russia in 1994 with a Dutch fleet and the Arkhangelsk sailing club, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Russian Fleet and the 400th anniversary of dutchman William Barents expedition to Northern Russia. Now very out of date, but good background.
WEATHER AND ROUTING
Marine Weather Links
http://www.predictwind.com (forecasting and routeing services)
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Just follow this link to see my location updates from 23 May 2014:
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I will try to put it on at least twice a day to update our position, but it might not work in parts of Russia due to Satellite coverage issues.