site.btaMore than 110 Boats with Nearly 150 Participants to Sail Bulgarian Section of Danube in 65th TID Tour
More than 110 boats and nearly 150 participants will sail off from Vidin to Lom on Tuesday, doing the first leg of the Bulgarian part of the 65th Tour International Danubien (TID) 2022, Stilian Bonev, head of the Bulgarian team taking part in TID, told BTA on Monday.
Monday is a rest day of the regatta and the participants and officials in it are to visit historical and natural landmarks near Belogradchik and the region.
On Tuesday the regatta heads off to Lom, and the participants will sail a distance of 46 km.
Participating in the regratta are rowers from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Britain, France, Canada and Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian stretch of TID 2022, from Novo Selo, via Vidin, and Russe, to Silistra, is 504 km long and is scheduled to finish with a farewell party on August 27 in Silistra. This will also be the finishing party of this year's TID tour which will end in Silistra after for safety considerations the stretch in Romania was cancelled, Bonev said.
The 2022 edition of TID, which has been taking place since 1956 and is Europe's and the world's largest such event, began in Ingolstadt, Germany, on June 25. It totals 2,516 km, passes through eight countries, and takes 74 days.