The SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 marked the first time the international Tall Ships fleet has visited the Russian Far East. The spectacular maritime event was an opportunity to experience everything that Russia’s ‘Jewel in the East’ had to offer…
Known and prized as a vital commercial and naval sea area, Vladivostok is the unofficial capital of the Russian Far East and the largest Russian port in the Far East. The city is surrounded by the Amursky Gulf, the Ussuriysky Gulf and the Golden Horn Bay, which provide a gorgeous natural setting.
Vladivostok is often referred to as Russia’s ‘Jewel in the East’ thanks to its strategic importance as the last stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, the longest railway in the world. It has over 9,200 kilometers of track and links Moscow to Vladivostok… A complete journey on the world’s most famous railway takes about six days!
The city is separated from its southernmost part, Russky Island, by the Eastern Bosphorus strait and there are also a couple of smaller sparsely populated islands – Reineke and Popov. Connecting the southern Island to the mainland is the Russky bridge.
The regatta coincided with the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which was held in Vladivostok from Tuesday 11-Thursday 13 September 2018. The EEF, which celebrated its fourth year in 2018, has established itself as a major international platform and key event for business leaders and top political figures from around the world.