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  • 2016 August 25 11:22

    Barque Kruzenshtern takes part in Black Sea Tall Ship Races 2016 in the year of her 90-year anniversary (photo)

    Russia’s oldest barque Kruzenshtern celebrated her 90-year anniversary on August 21, 2016 at yacht club Vodnik in Dolgoprudny near Moscow. The guests and fans of the legendary tall ship gathered not only for the celebration but also for awarding of the winners of the tall ship race “Marine Practice – Kruzenshtern 2016”, for talking about the navigation period of 2016-2017 and new plans of the ship and for discussing her participation in Black Sea Tall Ship Races 2016, says Regatta press center.

    The International Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 will be held from September 8 till October 4. The largest Tall Ships from 7 countries including Mir, Kruzenshtern and Nadezhda tall ships of Russia will twice cross the Black Sea and visit four ports: Constanta, Novorossiysk, Sochi and Varna.  13 training tall ships (including six A class vessels) will participate in the Regatta. The main missions of Black Sea Regatta 2014 is to widen the interest of youth to the marine education, traditions of sailors, promotion of the healthy way of life, popularization of cruise and yacht tourism, strengthening of good-neighborly relations between countries. About 1,500 young people will take part in the event. 

    According to tradition, the Regatta is taking place under the patronage of the heads of the participating states.  The Regatta is organized by Sail Training International (STI), Russia’s largest shipping company Sovcomflot (Title Sponsor) and non-commercial organisation Sochi Marine Club with Rosmorport as a General Partner. The event is supported by RF Ministry of Transport, Russian Geographical Society and NOVATEK OJSC. 

    On their route the tall ships and their crews will spend four days at each city participating in the Regatta. Special programme is developed for citizens, tourists, crewmembers and guests including the parade of the participants along the main streets of the host cities, the parade of sail, fireworks, rock-concerts, sport competitions and ceremonial receptions for participants and guests of honour. 

    Host ports and races: 
    Constanta, Romania: September 8-11,
    Race 1: Constanta – Novorossiysk, 410 nautical miles 
    Novorossiysk, Russia: September 16-19,
    Race 2: Novorossiysk – Sochi, 115 nautical miles
    Sochi, Russia: September 21-25 
    Race 3: Сочи-Варна, 520 nautical miles
    Varna, Bulgaria: October 1-4.




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