Sponsored by the Krasnodar region club "Dolphins" for contacting locations visited by this Tall Ships group of historical sailing vessels. A total of 13 training and sailing vessels will cross the Black Sea twice and will visit four ports: Constanta, Novorossiysk, Sochi and Varna. Participants of the regatta will include about 1,500 young sailors. The main purpose of the regatta is to increase young people's interest in maritime education, maritime traditions and professions, promoting healthy lifestyles, promotion of marine and yachting tourism on the Black Sea, and the strengthening of good-neighborly relations between the states.
Look for stations operating on the following schedule:
a. In port Constanta, Romania: September 8-11,
b. First sailing: Constanta-Novorossiysk, 410 nautical miles.
c. In port Novorossiysk, Russia: September 16-19.
d. The second stage: Novorossiysk, Sochi, 115 nautical miles
e. Sochi, Russia: September 21-25.
f. The third stage: Sochi, Varna, 520 nautical miles
g. Varna, Bulgaria: 1-4 October.
To obtain the diploma necessary to make QSOs by radio (monitoring) with the countries that host the group.
These will be divided into four stages:
Stage 1: to make 3 QSOs with Romania from 8 to 15 September (YO)
Stage 2: to make 3 QSOs with Black Sea coast of Crimea and nearby cities. from 16 to 20 September.
Stage 3: to make 6 QSOs from 21 September to 30 September with the Krasnodar region.
Stage 4: from October 1 to October 4, make 3 QSOs with Bulgaria.
Repeated QSOs with same station OK if made on different bands or modes.
Applications are accepted until October 30, 2016.