The first participants in the 2010 Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta have arrived in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea port of Varna even though most were delayed by the lack of strong winds.
The first boats to arrive in Varna on Thursday were “The Hansa” from Spain, the Russian boat “Akela”, the Ukrainian “Tamara”, the Turkish “Bodrum”, and the Greek vessels “Mythos” and “Adonis”.
All of the rest of the 22 participants sailing under the flags of 16 nations, including Bulgaria’s barquentine Kaliakra are expected to arrive by noon on Friday. The formal ceremony for the welcoming of the Regatta in Varna is scheduled for 2:30 pm on Friday. This is the first time that a Bulgarian port is part of the Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta.