The ecological regatta of a name of Sergey Shapovalov "A cup of the Kinburnsky braid" will pass from June 13 to June 15, 2008 on a traditional route - Nikolaev - Ochakov - the Kinburnsky braid (the Yagorlitsky gulf) - Nikolaev. About it on a press - round "Kinburn: prospects of the balanced development" were reported by the head of the Southern branch of the National ecological center of Ukraine Oleg Derkach and the director of Regional landscape park "Kinburnsky Braid" Zinoviy Petrovich.
- The regatta passes also along borders of the Black Sea biospheric reserve - the Yagorlytsky gulf, islands Long and Round, the Volyzhinsky wood therefore we have to coordinate the actions with reserve management take permission to carrying out races. - The member of the organizing committee of a regatta Oleg Derkach tells. - Permission is already got by us, and all teams which take part in competitions, assume obligations to adhere to a nature protection mode. During a regatta there were cases of leakage of oil products, but teams try to avoid similar incidents. The garbage which collects on yachts, from the reserve and park is taken out.
As reports the organizing committee of an ecological regatta, action consists of two compound. In - the first, this sports competition for which organization the president of the Nikolaev regional federation of sailing Sergey Isakov is responsible. On the other hand, it is a nature protection action, directs which Oleg Derkach.
By convention, competitions are held for the Trinity holiday. The ceremonial opening of a regatta will take place in Nikolaev at 17.30 on June 13, at 18.00 - participants start. For all night of the yacht will go to Ochakov where start is planned previously for the 9th mornings. To come back from the Yagorlytsky gulf if weather conditions allow, it is planned through Tendr's island. Rewarding of prize-winners and solemn closing of a regatta will take place on June 16 at 13.00 in Nikolaevsk regional yachts - club.
In carrying out a regatta there are "pluses" and "minuses", the director of landscape park Zinoviy Petrovich speaks about it.
- Throughout 15-ти years, thanks to carrying out a regatta, public attention and the states both is drawn to beauty, and to problems of the Kinburnsky braid, environmentally friendly means of transport are propagandized. Trouble that today people, and, in fact, here go the infrastructure which would allow to accept them on the spit, doesn't exist today.
The fifteenth ecological regatta in which 50 yachts from Ukraine this time will take part, is carried out by the Nikolaev regional federation of sailing, National university of shipbuilding of. The admiral Makarov and the Southern branch of institute of ecology of NETs of Ukraine with the participation of Nikolaev regional yachts - club, regional landscape park "Kinburnsky Braid" and the Black Sea biospheric reserve.