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From September 5, visitors of the Museum of the World Ocean can enjoy an unbelievably spectacular event – the World Modelshipbuilding Championship.
The best worldwide boat model makers’ models will be presented at the main museum building and Maritime Koenigsberg Kaliningrad as well as at several exhibition halls: over 100 participants from 13 countries will present 250 ship models (by the way, the registration continues and the list of countries is growing). The variety of sailing boats, motor vessels, port facility models, ships in bottles, miniatures; models made of plastic, cardboard, paper and composite materials are displayed at the museum on September 5-11.
Two years ago Kaliningrad held the World Modelshipbuilding Championship already but the models presented were operating ones. This time, the organizers – the Federation of Ship Modeling Sport of Russia, the Museum of the World Ocean and the World Organisation for Modelshipbuilding and Modelshipsport (NAVIGA) – invite you to the championship of fixed boat models. Aesthetics, authenticity and accuracy – these are the most important criteria here. The average price for such a model “floats” around 1 million roubles. However, we should keep in mind that it sometimes takes one year to create a model, then, let’s remember a long-term preparation period and so will understand how difficult and laborious the task is to make a “toy ship”. Boat model makers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Italy, Slovakia, China, France, Germany and many other countires are going to compete for points that raise both a ship model maker’s rating and model price. Participants from Kaliningrad present 5 to 10 models. Even Count Dracula’s homeland – Romania – a country pretty far from the sea, has sent its participants to the Championship.
And guests of the event are going to have fascinating time and take pictures. Moreover, both visitors and participants can get to know the museum collection of ship models – some of them are as small as a coin, other – as big as a table.
You are also welcome to learn more about the museum boat models in the catalogue Ship’s Revival, available at the museum souvenir shops. The closure and awarding ceremony are taking place on September 11, during Water Assembly Festival.