So after the 9th grade Denis found himself in the academy. In 2008 he stepped on the board of a ship for the first time. It was no ordinary ship, but the famous «Pallada». The skippers group, that our character was a part of, took off to the cuban port Havana to replace the Cadets for the second part of the journey around world.
- It`s no exaggeration to say: it was amazing! We were flying from Primorje in march, with a layover in Moscow, it was snowing. We came to Cuba in pea coats, it was 40 degrees there. I stepped on board for the first time there! It was a magical ship! With three masts! I couldn`t have even dreamt of something like that! We got to the Atlantic ocean in three days and felt it all through - the squall, all hands and the power of the ocean, – shares Denis.