The historic-geographic expedition “Baikal-Alaska” headed by Anatoly Kazakevich went from Irkutsk to the capital of the republic on trimaran. The first stage of the trip is over. They stated it at the press-conference in republic media-center on June, 14.
«Trimaran is a large sized vessel, 13 meters long and 6 meters wide. We rode at a speed of 20 km an hour in the dependence of wind. Now we plan to set harness rigging and a new motor, and test it in storm Baikal», – Roman Neudachin, the technical organizer, said.
Participants of the expedition told that they started in Irkutsk, visited the island of Olkhon, then reached the town of Ust-Kut and had a 2-week sailing on Lena river before they reached Yakutsk. The second stage has to start in August. The plans call for going to the sea of Okhotsk and visiting Kuril islands. At the final stage they want to get to Alaska. The trip’s total budget is about 12 mln roubles.
«The group for a trip from Baikal to Alaska should include 6-8 persons, a shooting crew and technical support team. It’s possible that new group members will appear during this trip due to its long distance», – Anatoly Kazakevich stated.
The expedition is aimed to promote studying history, reveal some interesting facts. It’s planned to create tourist guide with a detailed description of historic and sight places.