Fazisi: The Joint Venture
"This is the extra-ordinary story of Fazisi, a Russian boat of revolutionary design entered in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. The book aims to offer a dramatic account of how the "Glasnost" boat managed to complete the toughest ocean race in the world."
Race To Freedom
"Built in the Soviet Union, equipped with Western sails, rig and electronics, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola International and co-skipperd by American Skip Novak, [Fazisi] was indeed an intriguing mix.In the height of Michael Gorbachev's perestroika that not only changed Russia but also altered the entire order of the world, FAZISI with her international crew bravely challenging the most treacherous waters on the planet was, in a sense, like a proverbial dove sent into an uncertain future. Like perestroika itself, FAZISI was a bold experiment in survival..."
March 28 - Fazisi sails to the Dominican Republic!
The largest and most beautiful island is Saona, a perfect Caribbean island with blue water, white, powdery sand and palm trees bent to the water. It is easy to get to it from the port of Bayahibe. Catalinita is the farthest east. It is called Shell Island because its edges are filled with millions of different types of shells, that you can even see by way of cruising Saona. Finally, we have the Catalina, accessible from the Port of La Romana, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch it immediately after diving in the coral gardens that surround the entire island.
February 6-8, 2015: Fazisi crew attends the Wagner Sailing Rally
Fazisi traveled to Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands for the 2015 Wagner Sailing Rally in memory of Wladek Wagner.
January 31, 2015: Fazisi arrives in the port of St. Thomas!
9 crew members. 12 days. 1,750 miles.
A journey of a lifetime.
The Fazisi travelled from Bay End Marina in Brooklyn, New York and has safely arrived at the Port of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.
Click Here to see footage from the trip!