Westerly winds have had a favourable impact on the Tall Ships fleet as they race to Vladivostok, Russia, in the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018…
Following a delayed race start to accommodate for the tropical storm, Typhoon Jebi, the Tall Ships fleet have taken advantage of wind conditions and are making good progress in the first Tall Ships race between South Korea and Russia.
Sail Training International Race Director, Mike Bowles, gave an insight into the race progress which has already seen the lead change hands between Russian and South Korean ships.
“The fleet continues to make good progress towards Vladivostok enjoying favourable westerly winds. Nadezhda (Russia) is leading the field and averaging an impressive 7.5 knots – she has just 198 nm to go to the finish line.
“The rest of the field are spread with Bima Suci (Indonesia), Pulsar (Russia) and Kommander Bering (Russia) all being within 30 nm of Nadezhda (Russia). Also making good progress, the remaining ships – Koreana (South Korea) and Ami (Japan) – have 285 and 325 nm respectively to go to the finish line.
“The weather forecast is for continuing favourable winds for the next 24 hours. After this point, the picture becomes more complicated with a low pressure system approaching causing variable winds much of the time from a northerly sector.
We are hopeful that all vessels will reach the finish line within the time limit which is in the afternoon on 8 September. The finish line is around 35 nm south of Vladivostok port.”
Sail Training International Race Director, Mike Bowles
LATEST PLACINGS – ON CORRECTED TIME (HANDICAP)
- Nadezhda (Russia)
- Koreana (South Korea)
- Bima Suci (Indonesia)
- Ami (Japan)
- Komandor Bering (Russia)
- Pulsar (Russia)
HOW TO FOLLOW THE FLEET
YB TRACKING FOR SCF FAR EAST TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2018 – THE LOW DOWN…
We at Sail Training International, understandably, really get into the Races and Regattas and we love to follow the fleet!
We do this by using YB Tracking. For those of you who are new to the Race and Regattas – we want to share this great tool, which allows us to keep up to date with the racing. We welcome virtual spectators, who can follow the fleet – anytime, anywhere – from now until they arrive in Vladivostok before or on Sunday 9th September 2018.
WHAT IS YB TRACKING?
YB tracking is a self-contained battery operated tracker for vessels, it allows you to track a vessel’s position from anywhere on earth.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
YB “wakes up” on a regular basis (for example, every hour) to obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmits that position back to an online map (found on the Sail On Board website) during a race, or viewed directly from your mobile phone (if you download the app)
WHO HAS A YB TRACKER?
Every Tall Ship and Small Ship that participates in Sail Training International Races and Regattas uses YB Tracking.
This is your chance to follow the Tall Ships fleet as they make their way along the Yeosu – Vladivostok Regatta route, all thanks to the YB satellite tracking system. YB Tracking will allow you to see who is leading in the race and ensure you miss none of the sailing action.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
YB Tracking features a selection of different sailing events; the event you are interested in should be chosen on your laptop or app home screen by its event name – in this case SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018
HOW TO DOWNLOAD ON YOUR PHONE
You can also download the YB Tracking app for your phone and tablet from the App Store and Google Play Store. You will find all the functionality of the web dashboards accessible while you’re on the go. You can find instructions on how to use the YB Tracking system over on our YB Tracking page of the Sail on Board website.
ABOUT THE SCF FAR EAST TALL SHIPS REGATTA
The two-port Regatta takes place between Yeosu, South Korea (27 August – 1 September), and Vladivostok, Russia (9-14 September). Primarily state owned vessels are taking part, including ships from Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Russia.
The 4th Eastern Economic Forum is being held in Vladivostok at the same time as the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 (11-13 September), where world leaders are expected to be in attendance.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: SOVCOMFLOT
Sovcomflot (SCF) is Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the global leaders in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as the servicing oil and gas projects on the continental shelf, including offshore seismic exploration. The world’s leading operator and largest owner of ice-class vessels designed to operate in difficult navigational conditions: 79 ice-class vessels rated from ICE 1C to ARC7 and Icebreaker ICE-15. The Company’s fleet (owned and chartered) specialises in hydrocarbon transportation from regions with challenging icy conditions and includes 147 vessels with a combined deadweight of 12,732,069 tonnes.
The Group has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Limassol, London and Dubai. Over 7,800 employees at sea and ashore. The Group is one of the largest employers in Russia’s coastal towns of the North-West, Southern and Far Eastern regions.