Russian vessels win five awards

10 May 2014

Russian vessels win five awards
Russian vessels won five awards in the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Novorossiysk, Russia today (Saturday 10 May).

The prize giving for Race One of the SCF Black Sea Regatta took place this evening and many crew members and trainees had reason to celebrate.   After a tough race from Varna, Bulgaria, with extremes of wind conditions throughout, the winners certainly deserved their awards.  

Prior to the ceremony, the multi-cultural crew paraded through the streets around the port of Novorossiysk led by a band of drummers and watched by many delighted onlookers.   The twenty one different nationalities amongst the fleet crew represented from Romania, Russia, Spain, Belarus, Slovenia, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Latvia, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Pakistan, Saudi, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Netherlands, Estonia, Finland and Great Britain.

The prizes awarded were as follows:

Special prizes donated for Race 1

Best Class A Ship in the Crew Parade, donated by Sovcomflot – Royal Helena (Bulgaria)

Best Class B,C or D vessel in the Crew Parade, donated by Southstream – Pure Haney (Russia)

Ship with the youngest class A Captain, donated by Transneft – Capt Delyan Radev, Kaliakra (Bulgaria)

Ship with youngest average age crew as a percentage, donated by Sochi Marine Club – Sea Adventure (Bulgaria)

Ship making best contribution to sports activities, donated by the city of Novorossiysk – Mircea (Romania)

Class prizes for Race 1, donated by Sail Training International 

Class A 
1st on corrected time Nadezhda (Russia)
2nd on corrected time Mir (Russia)
3rd on corrected time Royal Helena (Bulgaria)

Class B
1st on corrected time Adornate (Romania)
2nd on corrected time Bodrum (Turkey)
3rd on corrected time Johanna Lucretia (UK)

Class C/D
1st on corrected time Akela (Russia)
2nd on corrected time Sea Adventure (Bulgaria)
3rd on corrected time Viking (Russia)

Additional prizes for Race 1, donated by Sail Training International

Sail Training International Communications Prize – Rah Naward (Pakistan)

1st overall on corrected time – Akela (Russia) - pictured, celebrating!

Full race results can be downloaded here 

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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 Ships 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.   

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.

For more information about the event visit Sail Training International 

Sovcomflot (SCF)
SCF is the lead sponsor of The SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, 30 April – 27 May 2014, and was previously sponsor of The Tall Ships Races 2009.  Sovcomflot Group is Russia's largest shipping company and one of the world's leading energy transporters. 

Its mission is to be the leading international energy shipping company, offering a full range of seaborne energy solutions to its customers, based on advanced shipping technologies and innovations, achieving long-term sustainability of growth and profits through a socially responsible industrial shipping model.

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