After another day which saw the quaysides and ships packed with visitors, the crews have been rewarded for their efforts in the first race.
After torrential rain and flash flooding overnight and during the afternoon, the traditional Crew pPrade was abandoned but the Prize-Giving Ceremony took place, in front of a soggy but happy crowd.
Here are the award winners from the Prize-Giving Ceremony:
Special awards from the Host Port and City of Novorossiysk
Ship furthest from home port: Nadezhda (Russia)
Special Individual Award: This special award recognizes a very special individual who is very well known and admired amongst the international family of the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. She is an Olympian, having participated in the 1996 Games in Atlanta and now works as a senior lecturer at the Admiral Makarov State Academy. The award goes to: Anastasia Padabed (Akela, Russia)
Special Ship Award: To the vessel that has been a regular participant of Tall Ships Races and Regattas since she first entered in 1986 and has made an outstanding contribution to developing international relationships throughout the numerous host ports that she has visited during these three decades. The award goes to: Kaliakra (Bulgaria) presented by Vladamir Yugin, Head of Administration of the Black Sea Ports.
STI Race Awards
3rd Class B/C/D on Corrected Time: Atyla (Vanuatu)
2nd Class B/C/D on Corrected Time: Adornate (Romania)
1st Class B/C/D on Corrected Time: Akela (Russia)
3rd Class A on Corrected Time: Pogoria (Poland)
2nd Class A on Corrected Time: Nadezhda (Russia)
1st Class A on Corrected Time: Mir (Russia)
Line Honours: Akela (Russia)
The SCF Sovcomflot Youngest Crew Trophy: Pogoria (average age 15.1 years old) presented by Mr Yuri Tsvetkov, President of Novoship.
The Transneft Most International Crew Trophy: Atyla (Vanuatu) presented by Ms Alexander Zlenko, CEO of Chemovmor-Transneft. Atyla carried 11 nationalities out of 12 persons on board, being Spain, Finland, France, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Uruguay and Germany.
1st Overall Race One on corrected Time: Akela (Russia) 2 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes, 24 seconds.
Picture: Akela crew collecting their final two trophies in Novorossiysk.
Preparing for departure
Earlier in the day the captains had attending their pre-race briefing in readiness for Race Two – Novorossiysk to Sochi. This short race of approximately 100 nm should take around 38 hours.
The fleet will depart Novorossiysk tomorrow (Monday), with undocking starting at 12.00 noon and the final ship, Kruzenshtern, departing around 13.30hrs. The ships will parade along the Novorossiysk channel and continue to the race start area.
Behind the Sails: We asked visitors what they thought of the event in Novorossiysk.
This is what they told us:
Lysinko, from Novorossiysk,”The organisation and the crews from the tall ships are so perfect. Though the weather was so bad everyone was very happy.”
Evgeniyir Kolshakova, “All is so beautiful, it is super! We can’t wait for the next regatta.”
Dygterev Family from Krasnodar, “A very beautiful Regatta, especially Akela. Also Super Good is a great team.”
Maslow Family from Krasnodar, “We are very happy to see the tall ships. We love everything and we are absolutely satisfied. Many thanks for creating it.”
Victor Dvanov from Novorossiysk, “All is good. Atyla is the best one!”
Aleksever Ekatenina, from Novorossiysk “All the best traditions of a regatta. Many thanks for all the organisation from all of the people of Novo!”
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. The 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. The 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. www.scf-group.ru