Voyage for Sports & Research in Mediterranean Sea


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From August 10 to August 22, 2017, people of Astrakhan State University took part in a sea voyage by sail yacht in the Mediterranean Sea for sporting and research purposes. They followed a picturesque route: Majorca (Spain) – Menorca (Spain) – Sardinia (Italy) – Sicilia (Italy). Their stops were in Palma, Mahon, Teulada, Cagliari, and Palermo.

Спортивно-научное путешествие по Средиземному морю

The event was initiated by Dr. Alexander Marmilov, an Associate Professor of the Chair of Geography, Cartography, and GIS Technologies of the Department of Geology & Geography of Astrakhan State University. It was a part of overall activities performed by the Astrakhan Branch of the Youth Club of the Russian Geographical Society. The participants of the voyage studied the specific features of tourism activities and tourism routes available in the area of their research, as well as the local climatic, hydrological, and biogeographical characteristics. The young geographers enjoyed the beautiful nature, as well as their teamwork. Supervised by Dr. Marmilov, they learnt the fundamentals of navigation, the principles of how sails work, and the art of steering a sail yacht.

The total distance covered by the voyage participants made up over 600 nautical miles.

Спортивно-научное путешествие по Средиземному морю

Russian original information source: the Department of Geology & Geography of ASU

Russian original photo source: A. N. Marmilov (the Department of Geology & Geography of ASU)

Translated by E.I. Glinchevskiy (REC “Caspian Higher School of Interpreting & Translation” of ASU)

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