In 13 years of cruising, we’ve met several Japanese cruisers, one or two South Korean cruisers, and now … our first Russian cruisers.
Evgeny and Pauline on Julietta, a big Hanse, arrived in Scarborough Marina a few weeks ago. We chatted with them in the cockpit of Zygote and they invited us to dinner on Julietta (and taught us how to drink vodka! Really. It’s not as complex as the tequila - salt - lemon ritual, but Meryl reckons it does something).
Evgeny runs a rich weblog and a thick set of Facebook pages with thousands of Russian followers. He does sail training for Russians, to UK Yachtmaster standards, who fly out to join Julietta on a voyage.
If you point your browser to http://seapractic.ru/blog/2013/12/15/avstraliya-stoyanka-v-brisbene-ponton-f-v-gostyakh-na-yakhte-zygote/ and let Google Translate do magic, you’ll see and read about Zygote, Meryl, and myself.
In other pages you’ll see Evgeny and Pauline discovering Australia and vessels in Scarborough Marina. And many pages documenting their earlier adventures (highlights include jury-rigging in Easter Island and installing a new mast in Tahiti).