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Kaliakra
Take the challenge!
Sailing on board Kaliakra is not a usual cruise. The spirit of adventure, partnership, team building, co-operation and maintenance can be felt all the time. Meeting people all over the world, touching different cultures and lifestyles, visiting famous places make us feel the spirit of the world ancient seafarers. Work under the leadership of experienced and devoted crew helps the young volunteers check themselves, touch the life at sea in a real friendly atmosphere, feel the excitement of new challenges, set up new friendships, most of which live long. Being part of the crew life, you will have an opportunity to participate in races with other sail ships, develop personal skills and learn particular seamanship at the same time. During the sailing you will learn to set sails, knot ropes, join the watch and lookout, feel the excitement of standing a helm, participate in all kind of competitions, feel the wind, ocean and the immense power of the sails with your heart and to keep the memory of this incredible experience through all your life.

Accommodation

Trainees live in ten two-bed cabins, one six beds, one nine-beds, and one eleven-bed dormitories. They are divided into four watches of 8-10 each. Three of those do four hours on watch and eight off while the fourth one is the galley watch, helping the cook and keeping the ship tidy.
On board the barquentine are provided all kinds of sail training practice ,coastal and ocean navigation as well as a traditional seamanship.

A great number of visitors, members of royal families, head of states, government officials and celebrities have been guests on board Kaliakra.

Specifications

Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Varna, Bulgaria
Date built: 1984
Crew: 11-13
Capacity: 32 - 36 pers.
Length: 52 m
Beam: 8 m
Draught: F 3.5 metres
Draught: A 4.2 metres
Displacement: 392 t
Height of foremast 30.6 metres
Height of main mast 30.6 metres
Height of mizzen mast 26.6 metres
Square Sails 264 m2
Mainsails 816 m2
Engine capacity: 331 KW

History


Kaliakra was built at the Gdansk Shipyard, Poland, in 1984. Since the beginning of 2008, owned and operated by Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre. The ship was specially designed for the training and qualification of students from the Maritime Academy in Varna, but during the last 5 years besides Bulgarian students welcomes onboard trainees from different nationalities without any sea experience.

The barquentine is one of the fastest ships and proves her excellence in Cutty Sark and Tall Ship Races through the years. Kaliakra welcomes many trainees, tourists and official guests in the ports all over the world. The ship contributes to the main aims of the international Tall Ships Racing: friendship, teamwork, interpersonal relationship.

Sailing on Kaliakra is an unforgettable experience at sea. The ship is open for charters, private parties and daily sailings as well. Come on board and you will have experience to remember all your life!
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