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Crew of Atyla during the Crew Parade in Sochi.

SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 Sochi: Rewarding Teamwork and International Friendship

September 24, 2016

Today (Saturday 24 September), there was a welcome break

from the stormy weather in Sochi – the third port of the SCF Black Sea

Tall Ships Regatta 2016. This gave cadets, trainees and crew members the

chance to take part in the Crew Parade and then celebrate at the

prestigious Prize Giving Ceremony, which included a visit from a very

special guest. Which ships took home the prizes? Keep reading to find


The event has been a huge success in Sochi. We’ve seen highly

competitive inter-ship sports activities, spectacular fireworks, and

several exciting excursionsäó_ not to mention the large number of visitors

that came to visit the impressive fleet.

Although today is the

last full day in port, the festivities aren’t quite finished yet! We’re

looking forward to the Parade of Sail tomorrow (Sunday 25 September),

ahead of the start of Race 3 to Varna, Bulgaria.

Promoting International Friendship


the spirit of global friendship and understanding, we took the

opportunity to meet international trainees yesterday (Friday 23

September). At the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 in Sochi, we’re

proud to confirm that trainees, cadets and crew members from 18

different countries have taken part (Romania, Russia, Belarus, Spain,

Finland, France, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Uruguay, Germany,

Bulgaria, Estonia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan).

The Crew Parade


today, the parade made its way through the city toward the stage in the

Marine Village, entertaining the spectators that had gathered to watch

the procession.

The Prize Giving Ceremony

Following the

Crew Parade, the Prize Giving Ceremony took place. The

crews were hugely excited to welcome President of the Russian

Federation, Vladimir Putin, on stage to present the award for 1st in

Class A on corrected time.

Here are the award winners from the Prize Giving Ceremony:

Maximum speed recorded on a YB Tracker:

Mir (Russia), 9.2 knots.

Furthest vessel from their home port:

Nadezhda (Russia)

Most international crew:

Atyla (Vanuatu)

Development of sailing activities and sport in the Black Sea:

Kaliakra (Bulgaria)

Development of Sail Training in the Black Sea:

Kaliakra (Bulgaria)

Youngest crew:

Pogoria (Poland)

Most sporting crew:

Kruzenshtern (Russia)

Gazprom Neft Trophy (for friendship, sportsmanship and seafaring):

Kaliakra (Bulgaria)

Best dressed in Crew Parade (Class B/C/D):

Atyla (Vanuatu)

Best dressed in Crew Parade (Class A):

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