Main Menu

Race Report 2: Slow Progress and Challenging Strategies Continue for Race 3

Posted on: 27.09.16

The fleet remain split into three groups in the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta Race Three. Adornate (Romania) has done well overnight with the southern strategy and is now heading north west in order to try to consolidate her advantage. But with the wind expected to fill in from north, the northerly group are expected to do well doing the course of the day.

With slow progress the race committee are considering whether to bring the time limit forward to sometime tomorrow in order that all vessels can arrive into Varna in time for the event.

Current Placings

Placings as at the 05:00 UTC communications schedule.

Class A

  1. Mir (Russia)
  2. Nadezhda (Russia)
  3. Kaliakra (Bulgaria)

Class B/C

  1. Akela (Russia)
  2. Adornate (Romania)
  3. Atyla (Vanuatu)

With the fleet following very different strategies, the on-board tracking system, YB, makes very interesting viewing. You can track the ships using on your mobile, tablet or computer to watch their progress, with live updates every 15 minutes.

You can find out more about Varna on our port page, and about the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 on our event page. Don’t forget to check out our blog for the latest from the event.

You can also find lots more pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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.

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.