Following three hugely successful events in 2014, 2016 and 2018, we are thrilled to once again work with Sovcomflot to present the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020…
The event, held in August and September, will bring the world famous Tall Ships Fleet back to the Pacific Rim and the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia.
The SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020 will see ships from around the world visiting Vladivostok, Russia, and a number of surrounding ports in China, Japan and South Korea. The event is sure to provide a unique spectacle to the region in a way that only the Tall Ships Fleet can.
The Tall Ships Races & Regattas and Sovcomflot
Since partnering in 2014, Sail Training International and Sovcomflot have brought the Tall Ships Fleet to new destinations and entertained millions of spectators around the world. In 2014 and 2016, over 30 of the world famous Tall Ships raced through the Black Sea in two iconic regattas that visited Russia, Bulgaria and Romania.
2018 saw the Tall Ships fleet sailing to the Pacific Rim for a truly unique race from Yeosu, South Korea, to Vladivostok, Russia. This marked the first race between the southern Korean Peninsula and the eastern coast of Russia and the fleet were joined by a special flotilla of yachts from the world famous Chinese Qingdao International Yacht Club.
Vladivostok is Russia’s Jewel in the East lying as it does at the end of the Trans- Siberian railway. It is surrounded by the Amursky Gulf from the west, Ussuriysky Gulf from the east and Golden Horn Bay along the south. The city is separated from its southernmost part, Russky Island, by the Eastern Bosphorus strait; there are also a couple of smaller sparsely populated islands – Reineke and Popov.
The city centre, at the edge of the water, has sweeping boulevards of ornate, century-old buildings. This contemporary city is changing rapidly: over the last few years, a number of unique constructions and institutions have appeared in Vladivostok, including the Russky and Golden Horn bridges, a huge university campus, and the beautiful glass fronted Primorsky Opera Theatre.
The Eastern Economic Forum
The Eastern Economic Forum serves as a platform for the discussion of key issues in the world economy, regional integration, and the development of new industrial and technological sectors, as well as of the global challenges facing Russia and other nations. Each year, the event attracts more than 3,000 officials, experts and journalists from up to 50 countries.
“Over the last four years, the Eastern Economic Forum has become the biggest international platform for discussing the strategy for developing political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and Asia Pacific.”
Yury Petrovich Trutnev,
Deputy Prime Minister Of Russia And Presidential Envoy To The Far Eastern Federal District
Sovcomflot (SCF) is Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the global leaders in marine transportation of hydrocarbons (crude oil, petroleum products and liquefied gas) and in transporting servicing oil and gas projects on the continental shelf, including offshore seismic exploration.
SCF has147 vessels, with a total deadweight of 12.724 million tonnes. The company participates in the largest energy projects in Russia and abroad: Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Varandey, Prirazlomnoye, Novy Port, Yamal LNG and Tangguh (Indonesia). SCF is also the leading ice-class fleet operator; at the end of the year the SCF ice-class fleet will comprise of 78 vessels.
Every day SCF Group vessels arrive at more than 100 ports on five continents. The offices are located in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Dubai and Limassol. The Group’s total staff number is over 7,800. Sovcomflot is one of the leading and most stable employers in the cities located at the seaside in North-West, South and Far East of Russia.