After a day of rain, the sun finally came out in time for the crew parade through the streets of Lavrion. Led by a brass band, the crews paraded along the front of the port and up to the Class A quayside and the stage.
The Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Mercantile Marine, Mrs Luca Katseli, thanked Sail Training International for organising such a great event and congratulated the crews on their achievement. She said she hoped that this would not be the last time a Tall Ships fleet visited Lavrion.
Also on stage to award prizes were Dimitris Loucas, the Mayor of Lavrion, Paris Evangeliou, the Managing Director of Lavrion Port Authority, Gerassimos Arsenis, the ex Minister of Economy and Shipping, George Karavolos, Chairman of Sail Training Hellas and Captain Robin Snouck Hurgronje, Chairman of the Race Committee for the Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta.
Prizes were awarded for the third race in the series from Istanbul to Lavrion as follows:
Class D on corrected time
1st - Adonis (Greece)
2nd - Akela (Russia)
3rd - Hansa (Spain)
Class C on corrected time
1st - Mythos (Greece
2nd - Mati (Croatia)
Class B on corrected time
1st - Bodrum (Turkey)
2nd - Tecla (Netherlands)
3rd - Maybe (UK
Class A on corrected time
1st - Dar Mlodziezy (Poland)
2nd - Mir (Russia)
3rd - Kaliakra (Bulgaria)
Additional prizes for Race 3:
First ship across the finish line (line honours) - Hansa (Spain)
1st overall on corrected time - Dar Mlodziezy (Poland)
Special prizes donated by Sail Training International for Race 3
Communications prize - Tenacious (UK)
Cook Longest at Sea - Janette Sluik (Tecla - Netherlands)
Hans Reith Memorial Trophy for hardship and making supreme efforts to take part in the event - Ideefixe (France)
Additional prizes donated by the city of Lavrion for Race 3
Best ship in the crew parade - Dewaruci (Indonesia)
Vessel with youngest average aged crew (27.25 yrs) - Kaliakra (Bulgaria)
The following prizes were also awarded by Sail Training International for the Race Series
Class D Series Trophy - Akela (Russia)
Class C Series Trophy - Mythos (Greece)
Class B Series Trophy - Tecla (Netherlands)
Class A Series Trophy - Mir (Russia)
The final prize to be awarded was the coveted Sail Training International Friendship Trophy, awarded to the ship which, in the opinion of the captains and crews of all the ships taking part in the Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta 2010 series, has done most to promote international friendship and understanding. After a dramatic pause, the Race Director finally announced that the winner of this Trophy was Omani ship Shabab Oman.
As soon as their ship's name was announced a huge roar went up and the Shabab Oman crew leapt onto the stage to collect the silver trophy. The crew danced and sang and were clearly delighted with their win with photographers flashing away to record the moment.
To view the full results of races 1, 2 and 3, click here
To see more images from the Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta, click here.
The Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta is organised by Sail Training International.