Today in Petrozavodsk the start of the traditional annual regatta Onego-2020. For several days, the participants arrive at the yacht club Sands, which will host the opening and closing of the regatta. The main fleet will consist of yacht class “cybertonic” and Open 800, for them, the competition will have the status of the championship of Russia. The remaining groups will be formed when a sufficient number of boats of other classes.
The Onega regatta has been held since 1972. This year the Republic of Karelia celebrates its 100-year anniversary and 49th Onega regatta will be one of the most significant events dedicated to this event.
Also today for the participants and guests of the regatta was held a press-conference of the members of the crew of the yacht Siberia, which came in Petrozavodsk, returning home from a circumnavigation.
Today completed the registration and measurement, then will host the opening ceremony of the regatta. Tomorrow will start the competition program of the yachts will take to the water area of Petrozavodsk Bay of, which will host a series of short races.
The next day in the 50-mile race to the island of Kizhi, where teams can spend the night and visit the famous Museum-reserve of wooden architecture. Next planned night launch of the race route to Suyari (120 M.). Upon its completion, it is planned to conduct several short races at the island. The regatta will end with a transfer to Petrozavodsk (50 M. m) and the final coastal race.
The organizers of the regatta Association fleet “Chetvertichnogo”, Association of yachts of class OPEN 800, with the support of the Karelian Republican Federation of sailing.
All official information will be published on the website www.onegocup2020.ru and special sections on the websites www.25ft.org and www.open800.ru
Photo: Sergey Averichevonegowaiting