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SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016: Race Report 2. Slow Progress Overnight.

September 12, 2016

Race One is now well underway in the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016, and winner of the 2014 event, Akela (Russia) has made an excellent start to her campaign to retain her title.

“After a slow start to the race the NE wind has increased overnight and the fleet is making better progress,” commented Race Director Paul Bishop. “The two Russian sister-ships are leading Class A with Nadezhda keeping just ahead of her rival Mir. They are very close and we could be seeing the start of a match race between them all the way to the finish line. Akela has made excellent progress in the other division (Classes B, C and D) and also leads on the water”.

Winds are expected to remain light to moderate, north easterly, become westerly for a time for the next couple of days. The forecast remains fair for the rest of the race.

Placings in Class

Current class placings on corrected time (at 05:00 (UTC)) – as shown on the leader board of YB, the satellite tracking system. These results are updated every 15 minutes.

Class A

1. Nadezhda (Russia)

2. Mir (Russia)

3. Pogoria (Poland)

Class B, C and D (combined class)

1. Akela (Russia)

2. Vityaz (Russia)

3. Atyla (Vanuatu)

About Sovcomflot

PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world’s leading shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore upstream oil and gas installations and equipment. The Group’s fleet comprises 148 vessels with a total deadweight of over 12.8 million tonnes. The company is registered in St. Petersburg with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.äóÂThe Group offers a wide range of vessels in the market segments most demanded by major Russian oil and gas companies. With its own technical development and unique approach to advanced technologies, Sovcomflot has the ability to meet the most demanding customer requirements, providing effective transportation for oil and gas companies.äóÂThe Group is the title sponsor of SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016. Previously it was also the title sponsor of the similar event held in 2014, as well as a presenting partner of the Tall Ships Races 2009.

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