Launched a training boat
At the historical shipyard "Poltava" of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg, a solemn ceremony of launching a boom – training sailing and rowing boat took place. Such booms can become training ships for young sailors from all regions of Russia.
The historical shipyard Poltava launched the construction of a series of training sailing and rowing vessels. The unique development of the shipyard masters will make it possible to provide all sea clubs, cadet corpses and schools with a training base in the shortest possible time.
At the Poltava shipyard, such boats will be built of plywood, and all parts are pre-cut on a CNC machine. This technology allows you to reduce the construction time of the gimbal, as well as the cost of materials. At the shipyard, it will be possible to order a boat both fully assembled and in the form of blanks. Young sailors will be able to build such a boat under the guidance of 1-2 masters.
“By building such boats using this technology, we believe that more can be built for the same money. So, more people will go to sea and touch the beautiful. We really hope that the clubs for young sailors, higher maritime educational institutions and non-specialized educational institutions will be able to use these boats for boat practices, for various forms of team building – this boat copes with this role very well, ”explained the chief builder of the Poltava shipyard Mikhail Plekhanov.
According to maritime tradition, before the launch, the boat was decorated with a wreath and doused with champagne. The winter descent of a gig in St. Petersburg will forever go down in history, usually at this time the water in the Gulf of Finland freezes. Athletes of the Academy of Sailing, who will continue to train on this boat, took advantage of weather conditions and even made a small exit to the bay.
“Thanks to its sailing weapons, the entire team that sits in the boat –10 people is involved in working with sails. Two people work on the halyard, one on the tack, one on the sheet, one on the back of the box. Compared to conventional sailing boat armament, where only the steering and clews work, and the rest, in general, are bored and do not get any marine practice, the gichka is an ideal boat to educate and teach young people, ”said the trainer of the Maritime School Eugenia Siobko.
Classes for young sailors on sailing and rowing boats – boating boats – have been held at the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg since 2014. Every year, cadets of the Kronstadt naval military corps and cadets of the Nakhimov naval school practice here.
Press Service of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg
32 Today # 9835