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40 Shipwrecks found in the Black Sea
« on: November 12, 2016, 01:04:10 AM »
Interesting.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/shipwrecks-black-sea-archaeology.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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Re: 40 Shipwrecks found in the Black Sea
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 02:11:31 PM »
Interesting.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/shipwrecks-black-sea-archaeology.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur


The Black Sea's lack of salinity is quite distinctive - after swimming in the very salty and buoyant Mediterranean.

It can have surprisingly strong strong storms pop up -even in the Summer -  without much warning and steep seas.

Great for hardened racers, but lousy for leisure cruising.

I've had to take an extra yachting sea-man ship proficiency course to be allowed to race to Crimea - as the Russians have beefed up the qualies needed to participate - following two fatalities en-route to Sochi from Crimea - after too many celebrations - following a successful race.

The Black Sea can be dis-proportionally dangerous

 

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Re: 40 Shipwrecks found in the Black Sea
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 04:39:18 PM »
Interesting.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/shipwrecks-black-sea-archaeology.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur


The Black Sea's lack of salinity is quite distinctive - after swimming in the very salty and buoyant Mediterranean.

It can have surprisingly strong strong storms pop up -even in the Summer -  without much warning and steep seas.

Great for hardened racers, but lousy for leisure cruising.

I've had to take an extra yachting sea-man ship proficiency course to be allowed to race to Crimea - as the Russians have beefed up the qualies needed to participate - following two fatalities en-route to Sochi from Crimea - after too many celebrations - following a successful race.

The Black Sea can be dis-proportionally dangerous

 

Sounds rather exciting if also dangerous.  Care to post any photos out on the Black Sea on the way to either Sochi or Crimea?  Have you actually sailed to one of the cities in Crimea?


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Re: 40 Shipwrecks found in the Black Sea
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 09:25:24 PM »
Many moons ago - 2004 - I sailed in a day race out of Balaklava..

I was due to do a long race to and from Crimea - this summer - but as I said, it was cancelled after fatalities and a clamp down ...Now, one has to have more 'papers' to prove competency and the yachts have to have more sophisticated kit.

AvHdB will know of things like Yachtmaster's and ICC's ...I had never done my YM practical - so was precluded.

THIS summer was 'racing around the cans' off Sochi and cruising in Turkey with my able crew person..







NEXT Summer..