Russian sailing ship Pallada leaves Canada for U.S. Seattle

The Russian sailing ship Pallada, on its international trans-Pacific expedition, leaves on Monday Canada’s Victoria Harbor and heads to Seattle in the United States, a spokesperson for the Far Eastern State Technical Fishing University, the ship’s owner, said.

The ship carrying cadets from the Primorye and Kamchatka territories, sailed from Vladivostok on July 1. During the trip, the Pallada is scheduled to call at ports in the United States, Canada and Japan.

“After a three-day stay at the port of Victoria, the Pallada leaves it on Monday and heads to an American port in the state of Washington that borders on Canada,” the spokesperson said.

In its 22-year history, the Pallada has sailed for 13 years, called at 101 ports in 35 countries and trained 12,000 cadets, midshipmen and students from all over Russia. Guinness World Records lists the Pallada as the fastest sailing ship in the world. It can reach speeds in excess of 18 knots.

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