Yacht Stary ends its voyage
On Sunday, 9 August 2015, the Passenger Wharf officially welcomed Yacht Stary. The Narvik Expedition 2015 officially came to an end.
Krzysztof Soska, Deputy Mayor of Szczecin and the residents of the City, welcomed the sailors by singing "Sto lat” ("Many happy returns"). There were also many toasts and congratulations. Yacht Stary and its crew reached 16 ports in three countries and sailed 4,200 nautical miles.
The voyage was divided into five stages and was attended by 42 people, including 22 students of Szcecin's schools. The students enjoyed a number of attractions, such as a meeting with Trygve Myrvang, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Tromso, the Mayor of Narvik, and the Head of the War Museum in Narvik (which they visited), and put flowers at a war cemetery in Hakvik where Polish soldiers are buried.
The Narvik Expedition 2015 was an educational voyage for Szczecin's teenagers. It was to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battles of Narvik and the 70th anniversary of Polish sailing in Western Pomerania. The voyage was led by captain Maciej Krzeptowski.
Yacht "Stary” left Szczecin on 30 May 2015 and followed such historical sailing ships as "Mariusz Zaruski” and "Zew Morza”, which sailed along a similar route in 1957.
These young adventurers, having enjoyed the new experiences, said they were looking forward to new marine expeditions.