The much coveted Friendship Trophy was yesterday awarded to Romanian ship Adornate.
The Friendship Trophy has a long tradition in Tall Ships Races. It is awarded at the end of every race series and is given to the vessel that, in the opinion of the other captains and crews, has contributed most towards international friendship and understanding during the event.
This is the first time Adornate, a two-masted staysail schooner, has joined a Tall Ships event and is a very welcome addition to the fleet. Her home port of Constansa is the final port of next year's Black Sea Regatta (30 April to 27 May) - the other ports being Varna, Novorossiysk and Sochi.
Captain Dodoran is pictured receiving the Friendship Flag from Race Chairman Chris Bickert and Race Director Mike Bowles. The flag accompanies the trophy, and Captain Dodoran said it will be flown with pride.
Full race results can be seen here
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Gaastra - official clothing supplier to the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta
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What is sail training?
Sail Training is an adventure activity, which includes far more than sailing instruction. Participants are required to confront demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. Those who undertake Sail Training on Tall Ships generally find it a positive life-changing experience.
A two-minute film can be seen here.
About Sail Training International (STI)
STI is the international voice of Sail Training, a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation), which has worldwide membership and activities. Its purpose is the development and education of young people through the Sail Training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. It organises the annual Tall Ship Races and other international Tall Ship sailing events. STI members are 29 national Sail Training organisations around the world and STI’s head office is in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
The organisation was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for its work in promoting international understanding and friendship.