The open regatta of cruising yachts finished in the city of Odessa

30 Aug 2020 ID:7495 Переглядів:8,721

On August 30, an open regatta of cruising yachts finished in Odessa. The race was organized with the support of the Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa and under the patronage of the Head of the Odessa Regional State Administration. The race was organized by the NGO “Magellan-500”, the Black Sea Yacht Club and the Sailing Federation of Odessa region.

During the regatta, safety at sea was provided by a patrol boat of the Ukrainian Navy type “Island” – “Starobilsk” under the command of senior lieutenant Pavel Gladchenko, who in 2014, along with other loyal cadets sang the national anthem of Ukraine in the then Russian-occupied Crimea. The sea crossing to the southernmost island of Ukraine was accompanied by both a 2-3-point storm and complete calm, which made the campaign quite difficult.

The awarding of prize-winners and closing of the regatta took place in the Black Sea Yacht Club of Odessa. At the suggestion of the commander of the national fleet, a minute of silence was observed during the ceremony in memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine, including many servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy.

– We perform many important tasks every day, including the protection of civil navigation, because the preservation of life and health of our citizens is the most important priority of the Navy, – said Rear Admiral Alexei Neizhpapa, during the awarding of participants.

Among the winners of the sailing regatta – the team of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on the yacht of the Naval Lyceum “Mercury”, which took 3rd place. The yacht’s crew consists of servicemen of the national fleet who did not betray the Oath during the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.

During the award ceremony, Acting Director of the Black Sea Yacht Club Albert Kabakov offered 9 Platu 25 yachts to teach sailing to future officers and invited them to participate in the next regattas. According to the head of the Ukrainian fleet, in most developed maritime countries of the world, naval officers must have the skills to operate a sailing yacht.

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