International competitions in sailing and rowing around the Atlantic Challenge Contest, which was held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 9 August this year, transferred to 2021, the press service of the St. Petersburg sailing Union.
This decision was made by the organizers, the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg in partnership with ACI Trustees, in view of the global situation with coronavirus Covid-19 and caring for the health and safety of participants.
“Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg will be looking forward to participants in the summer of 2021 in our city. We are sure that all commands use for get them time for training and preparation for the competition,” reads the official resource activities.
Atlantic Challenge is an international project, in which young people in different countries go to the sea at the captain’s Gecko – copies of sailing and rowing boats of the seventeenth century, that they build with their own hands. Every two years all the teams meet in the competition to compete for the Atlantic Challenge Cup and other prizes, for example, Seamanship Award – award for a high level of seamanship. The first competition of the Atlantic Challenge took place in 1986 in the United States.