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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 years besides trainees from different nationalities without any sea experience are welcomed on board as well. The ship contributes to the main aims of the international Tall Ships Racing: friendship, teamwork, interpersonal relationship.


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 makes us feel the spirit of the world ancient seafarers. Being part of the crew life, you will have an opportunity to participate in races with other sailing ships, develop personal skills and learn about seamanship at the same time. While sailing you will learn to set sails, knot ropes, join the watch and lookout, feel the excitement of standing at the helm, participate in all kind of competitions. Feel the wind and the ocean, the immense power of the sails, with your heart and to keep the memory of this incredible experience through all your life.


The training crew is divided over ten two-bed cabins, one six beds, one nine-beds, and one eleven-bed dormitories. They are divided into four watches of 8-10 trainees each. Three of the watches do four hours on watch and eight off, while the fourth one is the galley watch, helping the cook and keeping the ship tidy.


Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Varna (BU)
Date built: 1984
Capacity: 36
Length: 52m
Beam: 8m
Draught: 4,2m
Sail: 1080 m2
Height of mast: 30,6 m
Engine capacity: 331 KW