In the summer of 2017, another Beacons event was held in Sevan on the legendary sailboat “Kilikia” with the legendary captain Karen Balayan. The Beacons listened attentively to the history of the boat’s construction, the medieval methods of its preparation, water lowering, and long three-month journey. They also learned about all of the boat’s parts and its functions.

During the short break, Karen Balayan taught the children how to survive in the open sea with just one rope by making a very simple fisherman’s knot, and the small musicians dedicated a performance to the captain.