The international fleet racing in the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 continues to make good progress towards the finish line south of Vladivostok with Nadezhda (Russia) holding the lead in the final approach to the Russian port.
Sail Training International Race Director Mike Bowles said the vessels had experienced another good night with favourable west or south westerly winds helping them make good progress towards Vladivostok.
“The forecast for the next 24 hours predicts that winds will veer to the north west and become variable in places. This will make for more challenging sailing, especially for the square riggers, Nadezhda (Russia) and Bima Suci (Indonesia), which will not be able to make direct progress towards the finish. They are currently just 38 and 93 nm respectively from the finish line [at 0200 UTC on Friday].
“The Class D racing yachts, Komandor Bering (Russia) and Pulsar (Russia), have had an excellent race and are now 46 and 53 nm respectively from the finish line. I expect them to finish later today or early tomorrow.
“Great preparations in the port of Vladivostok have been made and there is an air of excitement about the arrival of the ships for what promises to be a very exciting port visit.”
Sail Training International Race Director, Mike Bowles
Following a delayed race start from Yeosu in South Korea due to the tropical storm, Typhoon Jebi, the fleet has made excellent progress in Race One ahead of the Tall Ships inaugural visit to Vladivostok.
LATEST PLACINGS – ON CORRECTED TIME (HANDICAP)
- Nadezhda (Russia)
- Koreana (South Korea)
- Ami (Japan)
- Bima Suci (Indonesia)
- 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 9 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.
A Russian translation of this blog is available here Russian Translation 6