Russian yacht sets Arctic sailing record

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A Russian yacht has returned to St Petersburg after setting a new record with a round-the-world voyage through the Arctic Ocean.

The Peter the First set off in June and successfully circumnavigated the icy waters in just one navigation season. This was a first for a surface ship, the Arctic being the shortest and most dangerous round-the-world route.

It took the seven yachtsmen 109 days to sail 9,023 nautical miles around the ocean.

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