Bulgaria's Varna Hosts Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta

Sports | April 30, 2014, Wednesday // 14:06
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Varna Hosts Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta Bulgaria's Kaliakra, which is among the sailing-boats to enter the contest. Photo by Black Sea Tall Ships

The city of Varna, also known as Bulgaria's sea capital, is for the second time host to the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, a renowned maritime contest which started April 30.

Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, the world's top sailing-boat race was also held in Varna in 2010, but now it will be the first time when the whole competition will be carried out within Black Sea waters.

This year, it will include the ports of Varna, Russia's Sochi and Novorosiisk, and Romania's Constanta.

Some of the ships have already spent a few days in Varna and for that period were open to the public.

A number of concerts and sports events have been scheduled as part of celebrations around the boat race.

On May 3, the last day of the Regatta, a Parade of Sails will take place near Varna's coast, as the 25 ships from ten countries which participate in the race will sail close to the shore in a show-off of beauty.

The Tall Ships Regatta started in 1956 to promote communication between young people from around the world. Since that it has become a traditional event involving vessels from Europe and other continents.

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