Tall Ships Races International Ltd, PAO Sovcomflot and the Host Ports of the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020 announce the postponement of the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020 to 2021.
As organisers of the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020, Tall Ships Races International Ltd, a subsidiary of Sail Training International, Sovcomflot and our Host Port partners are committed to providing safe events for trainees, staff, volunteers, vessel operators, partners and visitors alike.
Following extensive discussions with the event sponsor, PAO Sovcomflot, our Host Port partners, vessel operators and all relevant bodies over the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone the regatta from 2020 until 2021.
The finale of the Regatta will once again coincide with the Eastern Economic Forum, to be held in Vladivostok in September 2021 following its postponement in 2020.
We are grateful to all parties for their hard work in ensuring that SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020 can be delivered safely for organisers and staff, crews and visitors alike. Without their considerable efforts, we would be unable to deliver the world famous Tall Ships Races and Regattas in the way that we do.
“We are saddened to announce the decision to postpone the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2020, but the safety of visitors, participants and everyone involved in organising the regatta remains our paramount concern at all times.
“We are thankful to Sovcomflot and all other parties for the tireless work they have already put into preparations for this regatta. Without the support of our sponsors, Host Ports, the Tall Ships fleet, trainees and the efforts of volunteers, it would be impossible to stage our amazing events in the way that we do.
“We very much look forward to returning to Vladivostok in 2021.”
Gwyn Brown, CEO, Tall Ships Races International Ltd
We think now more than ever, our values of international friendship and understanding are a symbol of a better society. Helping to transform the lives of young people, especially young professional mariners, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background, through the sail training experience.
Ever since the first Tall Ships Race in 1956, we continue to be inspired and enthused by the difference a sail training experience makes to young people. We see people from all environments, grow in confidence, rise to challenges, overcome fears, make lifelong friends and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. We eagerly look forward to a time when this much needed work around the world can resume safely.
The thoughts of everyone at Tall Ships Races International Ltd and the organising parties of Vladivostok, Yeosu and Nanao are with everyone affected by Coronavirus (COVID 19) in these difficult times.