The Sail Training Ship Nadezhda

The sail training ship Nadezhda is the training three-masted frigate (the full rigged ship) owned by the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (Vladivostok).

The ship was built at the Gdansk shipyard Stocznia Gdanska, Poland in 1991. The Russian Federation flag was hoisted on June 5, 1992. The sailing ship was named after the legendary frigate on board which Russian seafarers under the command of Ivan Kruzenshtern and Yuri Lisyansky made a circumnavigation for the first time in the history of Russian fleet 200 years ago.

This is a three-masted ship built according to the prototype of sailing vessels of the early XX century; she is ship-rigged. 26 sails are controlled exclusively by hand and are the main driver of the vessel. Two engines driving one controllable pitch propeller are used to sail in stormy conditions, as well as when entering and leaving port.

The main technical particulars of the vessel:

  • Length (LOA) – 108.6 m

  • Beam – 14.0 m

  • Draft – 6.8 m

  • Displacement – 2 984 tons

  • Installed power – 2х468 kW

  • Mainmast height – 49.5 m

  • Sail area – 2768 m2

  • Complement – 199 people.

  • Inflatable life rafts – 20 pcs. x 20 people.

  • Fresh water capacity – 350 tons

  • Builder: Gdansk Shipyard (Project B810/05)

  • Launched: 1991.

The history of the sailboat Nadezhda is dozens of expeditions and voyages to various latitudes of the World Ocean. Throughout her history, the frigate represented the interests of the Russian Federation and made voyages "to the glory of the Russian Fatherland".

The event in 2003 brought the frigate Nadezhda worldwide fame and glory. The sailing ship sailed from the port of Vladivostok for a long voyage around the globe, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of Russian seafarers led by Ivan Kruzenshtern and Yuri Lisyansky. The sailboat covered about 45,000 miles, visited 30 ports in 20 countries for fourteen months and three days. During the voyage the frigate crossed the equator three times. It was the first circumnavigation made in the early XXI Century. Government of the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin who visited the ship appreciated the contribution of the sailboat Nadezhda to the history of modern world and national seafaring.

The frigate Nadezhda is a full participant of international sailing competitions and festivals of tall ships.

June 2002

Nadezhda’s first participation and confident victory in the International Regatta SailKorea-2002 in honor of the FIFA World Cup, along the route Okinawa (Japan) - Incheon - Busan (Republic of Korea).

July-August 2003

Nadezhda participated in the international sailing festival Friendship Sails 2003 in Delfzijl in the Netherlands on 10-13 July, 2003. The festival brought together nearly a hundred sailing ships from around the world: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Indonesia, Britain and Holland.

Nadezhda’s participation in the International Sailing Regatta Cutty Sark 2003 in July-August 2003. Its route was plotted within the Baltic Sea: Gdynia (Poland) - Turku (Finland) - Riga (Latvia) - Travemunde (Germany). The overall result of the races for Nadezhda is the 7th place out of 13 participants of class "A". Nadezhda took the 29th place out of 46 ships in general classification. She received a special prize as the farthest vessel from her home port.

April-May 2007

Nadezhda’s participation in the International Sailing Regatta along the route Nagasaki (Japan) - Yeosu (South Korea) during the Tall Ship 2007 Festival. By the results of the Regatta Nadezhda led by Captain Sergei Vorobyov took the first place.

April-May 2009

Nadezhda’s first place in the 200-mile race along the route Nagasaki - Yeosu.

The ship annually participates in the Russian Sailing Championship.

For over ten years educational and research work has been conducted on the sailboat Nadezhda in annual expeditions of the Far Eastern Floating University. Leading scientists, teachers, young researchers, postgraduates and students of the Russian Academy of Sciences and universities, environmentalists from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), biologists from the RAS Institute of Oceanology participate in scientific work on board the ship.

In August 2010, foreign scientists and 80 Nevelskoy MSU cadets participated in the scientific expedition to the shores of Sakhalin and the Kurils, along with scientists of the Maritime State University, Moscow and Novosibirsk.

In May 2011, together with scientists from MSU, Siberian and Far Eastern Branches of the RAS, representatives of the Russian Geographical Society and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the sailing ship conducted environmental monitoring in the Sea of Japan after the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant reactor explosion.

During 2007 - 2012 more than 2,000 1st - 3rd -year cadets of all specialties and levels of seamanship of the Maritime University, its Amur and Sakhalin branches had their shipboard training on the sail training vessel Nadezhda.

The ship’s annual visits with the cadets on board to foreign and Russian ports, visits to maritime training institutions and joint activities have become a good tradition which promotes maritime history, Russian maritime education, as well as friendship among peoples of all countries.

The sailboat Nadezhda is the permanent representative of Russia’s interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2009, at the invitation of the Chinese Government Nadezhda took part in the celebration of the 600th anniversary of the port Shendzhamen (PRC), one of the oldest ports in the world.

In June 2010, Nadezhda was involved in the activities of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the STCW revised version in the Project of Global On-Board-Training Centre (GOBTC), in the joint shipboard training with cadets of maritime institutions of Korea, China and the Philippines. The Constituent Agreement on the Global On-Board Training Centre (GOBTC) was signed on board Nadezhda.

In September 2010, Nadezhda took part in the Russian Day at the World Universal Exhibition Expo 2010 in Shanghai and was a floating exhibition center - an extension of the Russian Pavilion at the Exhibition.

In 2011-2012 the sailboat Nadezhda made the Pacific voyage dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the city of Vladivostok, 120 years of maritime education in Primorye and the APEC Summit in Vladivostok.

As part of the Pacific cruise the sailboat Nadezhda as the official floating exposition center of the Russian pavilion attended the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu (South Korea).

Since 1992, the frigate Nadezhda has been registered at the port of Vladivostok and has served not only to the education of new generations of seamen, but also as a brand identity of Vladivostok - Russia’s outpost on the Pacific coast.