On the night of August 28, the Russian Ocean Way trimaran docked in Vigo. During the crossing Puerto de O Vicedo – Vigo the crew passed three dangerous capes separating the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean – Cape Salinas, Estaca de Bares and Ortegal. In addition, because of the thick fog, which did not disperse throughout the day and posed a threat of collision with oncoming ships, it was very tense to keep watch.
“On one of my watches, looking closely into the thick fog, I was suddenly able to see the huge white bow of a modern sailing yacht going under the engine. We were 15 meters away from the frontal collision… I saw the yachtsman sharply turn the steering wheel to the left, the starboard side of the yacht flew 50 cm from our right cylinder,” admitted Eugene Kovalevsky.
The fog had cleared at night and a few hours later (at 3 a.m. local time) the trimaran of the round-the-world expedition docked at the coast of Vigo.
Eugene Kovalevskiy and Stanislav Berezkin report operational information to the Coastal Expedition Center.