Race One, Report Nine: Provisional Results published

08 May 2014

Race One, Report Nine: Provisional Results published
Provisional results are now in for Race One of the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta. These results remain provisional until all vessels are in port and have submitted their race declaration forms to the race office.

The provisional placings are:

Class A
1st Nadezhda (Russia) - pictured arriving into Novorossiysk
2nd Mir (Russia)
3rd Mircea (Romania)

Class B
1st Adornate (Romania)
2nd Bodrum (Turkey)
3rd Johanna Luctretia (UK)

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

The race ended at 00.00hrs UTC for Class A ships and 00.30hrs UTC for Classes B, C and D. Some vessels had already crossed the finish line by this time, however Mircea, Kaliakra (Bulgaria), Rah Naward (Pakistan), Royal Helena (Bulgaria), Sedov (Russia) and Johanna Lucretia and Viking had not and so their positions at the finish time were recorded.

At the time of reporting, Johanna Lucretia, Atyla (Spain), Rah Neward and Sedov are around 100 miles away and are expected into Novorossiysk early tomorrow morning (9 May). Bodrum, Akela, Sea Adventure and Nadezhda are already in port and the remainder, including the Communications Vessel, Running on Waves, are expected later this afternoon.

Race Director Peter Newell commented "It has been a challenging race, mainly because of the strong winds, especially around the port of Novorossiysk in the last 36 hours which prevented some of the early finishers from coming into port. We congratulate the whole fleet for their endurance".
The Race committee were correct in ending the race when they did, bourne out by the fact that the whole fleet will make it into port by tomorrow morning.

Final results will be announced at the prize giving on Saturday 10 May at 18.00 hrs local, following the crew parade through the town.

You can follow the remaining vessels at sea on the Yellow Brick system by clicking on this link.

29 sail training vessels entered the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, with 17 having arrived in Varna to take part, including one Ukranian and seven Russian ships. Most of them have raced from Varna (Bulgaria) to Novorossiysk (Russia) before cruising to Sochi (Russia), from where they will race the final leg to Constanta (Romania).

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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.   www.sailtraininginternational.org

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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