ODESSA, MARCH 5th, 2015, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — Head of the Odessa Sea Port Administration Mikhail Sokolov has said that the Ports Authority has a great desire to “make the life of Odessa yachtsmen brighter, richer and easier”, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.
The press service of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority noted today, March 5.
According to the information, a conference dedicated to the preservation and development of traditions of yachting and tourism in the region was held in the yacht complex at the Odessa Passenger Terminal. The event marked the start of a great cultural and educational program “Wind of Change”, which was initiated and implemented by the Port Authority, with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Odessa City Council, the Youth Organization of the port of Odessa (MOOP), the company Adriatic Yacht Club and a number of yacht captains of Odessa.
The director of the yacht complex Artem Yegorov noted: “The purpose of a series of meetings is to develop proposals for practical problem solving and creating favorable conditions for the development and promotion of yachting in Odessa with the international practice.”
The first conference was attended by the chief of administration of Odessa Sea Port, Mikhail Sokolov, Captain of Odessa Port Oleksandr Antonov, head of the department of international relations, European integration and logistics SE “USPA” Yuri Tavolzhansky, deputy head of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Odessa City Council Olena Dyachenko, vice-president of the Sailing Federation Sergiy Chervyakov, outstanding athletes, owners and yacht captains.
During the opening of the meeting, M. Sokolov said: “The Port Authority has a great desire to make the life of Odessa yachtsmen brighter, richer and easier (in terms of simplification of legislative procedures). However, without you, without your feedback, it is impossible to perform. The purpose of today’s meeting is to hear those who are the owners of yachts, athletes, amateurs sailing, and try to implement their suggestions into practice. We have to do a certain resource, and we will use it. I really hope that the result of our joint work will be revival the best traditions of yachting in our city.”