The customary crew parade took place this evening in Klaipeda, watched
by thousands of visitors to the port. Starting at Lietuvininky Square,
the noisy and colourful parade made its way along the streets to the Dane river
and onwards to Mermel City to the prize giving ceremony.
During the ceremony, prizes were awarded in six categories.
Provided by the Klaipeda Host Port:
Oldest ship in the fleet. Presented by the Minister of Transport
and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania – Eligijus Masiulus.
Awarded to Nadezhda (Russia) – 1912
Most Musical Ship in the Crew Parade. Presented by
Klaipeda city Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas. Awarded to Johann Smidt.
Most Frequent Sail Training Ship Visiting the Port of Klaipeda.
Presented by the Director General of the Klaipeda State Sea Port Authority –
Eugenijus Gentvilas. Awarded to Mir (Russia)
Provided by Sail Training International:
Ship Furthest from Home Port. Presented by the Chairman of Sail
Training Lithuania – Osvaldas Kudzevicius. Awarded to Sedov (Russia)
Best Ship in the Crew Parade. Presented by the Race
Committee Chairman, Robin Snouck Hurgronje. Awarded to Brabander
Youngest Captain in the Fleet. Presented by Mayor Vytautas
Grubliauskas. Awarded to Captain Jacek Atrusko (Smialy, Poland)
The crews are now enjoying themselves at the crew party in Memel City,
where they will be entertained by live bands.
Culture 2011 Tall Ships regatta is organised by Sail Training International