St. Petersburg Yacht Club: the most important projects

April 5, 2019

      St. Petersburg Yacht Club: the most important projects
      The next sailing season will start soon, which means the time has come to present the main activities and new initiatives of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (YaKSPb) in 2019, which are implemented jointly with the general partner of the Yacht Club, Gazprom.

St. Petersburg Yacht Club: the most important projects

“Today our Club is in the stage of active construction, work is underway on a new haven,” says Commander Vladimir Lyubomirov. – But this does not mean that we stop our projects. Since its inception, the activities of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club are aimed at strengthening the image of the city as the sea capital of Russia. Towards this lofty goal, the Yacht Club is working in several directions at once. These include shipbuilding, historical research and educational programs, sports training and maritime practice for young people, Olympic sports, introduction to adult sail and other large-scale social projects. Next season sets new ambitious tasks for us and we will solve them traditionally qualitatively and effectively. ”

2019 RS: X Youth World Championship – for the first time in the history of the city in St. Petersburg the World Junior Championships will be held in the Olympic class Windsurfing RS: X

St. Petersburg Yacht Club will hold the world championship in the Olympic class “RS: X Sailing Board” among juniors. Competitions will be held from 4 to 10 August in the waters near the park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. On the same days, a large-scale sports family festival will take place in the Park, and an amateur charity regatta in the windsurfing class.

The World Championship in the Olympic class is a significant event in Russian sailing, competitions of this level in Russia have not been held for more than 10 years. The St. Petersburg Yacht Club sets itself the task of demonstrating to the world sailing community its ability to conduct events of such magnitude and to host international competitions on a regular basis.

Baltic offshore regatta Nord Stream Race – "Combining the Baltic sports"

One of the main events of the season 2019 will be the Baltic offshore regatta Nord Stream Race. The regatta participants will be the current winners of the national sailing leagues of five countries – the teams of yacht clubs in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Races will be held on the same 50-foot sailing yachts. The start of the regatta is scheduled in the German city of Kiel, during one of the largest yacht festivals in the world – Kiel week. In Copenhagen, the racing village will unfold in the center of the capital, near the impressive opera house. In Stockholm, participants will join the famous race around the island of Gotland and start in the center of the Swedish capital. The coastal races in Helsinki will also be held in the city center, and you can watch them from the Loili restaurant, admission is free. The finish of the regatta will be adopted in St. Petersburg, and boats will moor right in the center of the city. The winner of the overall standings of the Russian National Sailing League in 2018 Leviathan Sailing Team by Burevestnik group (Moscow / St. Petersburg) will represent Russia in this competition.

Nord Stream Race 2019 – June 22, Kiel (Germany) – July 05 St. Petersburg

Bronenosec Sailing Team Yacht Club team in international classes RC44 and TP52

For the Bronenosec Sailing Team, the season of 2019 will be marked first of all by the return to one of the most prestigious classes of yachts – the TP52 and the 52 Super Series. In 2017, finishing the season on the fifth line with a silver medal in one of the stages of the series, “The Battleship” took a pause to better prepare for the competition of the rapidly developing series. With the new boat and the renewed crew, the crew of the Battleship will debut in the new season already at the Palma Vela international regatta in early May, where the fleet of the Super Series will conduct a general training session. Actually, the season 52 Super Series will open on May 21 at Menorca as part of the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week 2019. Next, the season will continue in Cadiz, Cascais, Puerto Portals and end in September in Sardinia. Steering team Vladimir Lyubomirov.

Even earlier, in mid-April, the crew of the Bronenosec Sailing Team in the international class RC44 will open the season in Montenegro. For this class, the year 2019 will be special. An updated fleet of participants will expand the geography. In addition to Porto Montenegro, Croatian Rovinj and Palma de Mallorca, where the RC44 has never competed, will be added to the usual races in Cascais and Marstrand. With two bronze medals in two world championships in 2017 and 2018, the “Battleship” is ready to achieve new heights in the RC44 class. Under the direction of Kirill Frolov, the Russian crew will hold a training camp in Montenegro already in early April, just before the start of the first stage of the series.

Sailing Academy

At the beginning of 2019, the Academy regularly sails more than 350 children and 160 cadets of the Nakhimov and Kronstadt cadet corps, as well as about 70 students of the Votkinsk branch of the Academy. This year the Academy will make every effort to maintain the bar high in past years.

The year 2019 began for our guys successfully: at the Russian Championship in Winter Sailing in Petrozavodsk Nikita Kodanev repeated his last year’s success and became two-time Russian Snowkiting Champion, the first among girls was Elena Kastina, who returned to the winter kite after more than two years of recess, and Anastasia Shchedrin was the second among girls and the first among juniors in the discipline "winter windsurfing".

In 2019, the Academy of Sailing will again hold the most important junior regattas of all-Russia scale, including:

– The Optimist Class Association Cup, the final stage of the selection for the national teams at the world and European championships;

– Championship of Russia in international classes with the participation of the best young athletes from all over the country;

– St. Petersburg Championship in sailing, the most massive regatta in the city;

– as well as the traditional series of 4 children's regattas for the smallest, novice athletes “Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup ”, in each stage of the series will take part about 100-140 young riders. Partner of the regatta is the "Children's Radio".

In addition, about 15 club regattas will be held. In addition to competitions in St. Petersburg, the best athletes, juniors and Olympians of the Academy will take part in 20 domestic and about 20 largest international regattas.

The second in the history of the Votkinsk Sailing Cup, the largest children's sailing competition in the region, will be held on the basis of the Academy branch in Votkinsk (Republic of Udmurtia).

The “Toddler” early development project for children from 4.5 years old continues to grow and develop. After three years of preparation, the project released the first generation of young yachtsmen who joined the ranks of groups of initial training of the Optimist class.

For the third year in a row, Academy athletes have taken part in the “Know Russia Under Sails” project, which has no analogues. As part of the project, students of the Academy combine training and travels in the most interesting and unusual corners of our country. Combining informative excursions, plunging into the history of Russia, our children popularize sailing among the population, conducting master classes for children living in the region, and also acquire new skills of sailing in different conditions on various water bodies. In 2019, young athletes will visit Lake Onega, the Chechen Republic and the Altai Territory.

The athletes of the Maritime School of the Academy of Sailing will take part in a great trek to Finland and Sweden in preparation for the World Championships, which will be held in 2020 in St. Petersburg. Maritime School is a project aimed at developing a harmonious personality by means of sailing, passing on the heritage of maritime culture and maritime history of Russia and the whole world to future generations. The age of athletes is from 13 to 17 years.

Since 2013, the Academy has been practicing sailing for cadets of cadet schools, the guys gain a versatile sailing experience – on a training sailboat "Lukull" and boats like the captain's chick. In 2017, the first internship practice was held for cadets of the Udmurt cadet corps of the Volga Federal District named after V. Starikov in the opened branch of the Academy in the city of Votkinsk, this tradition will continue in 2019.

Among the many Academy projects that were not mentioned above, it is worth noting cooperation with the Artek International Children's Camp, a joint project of the Academy and the RATUT school – OptiPRO, for top athletes in the Optimist class and the OptiOrange International Children's Regatta in the offseason.

Hope of the seas

For the first time implemented in 2015, the program of study swimming for St. Petersburg students “Hope of the Seas” will be continued this season. Students from 5 universities will take part in it: the University of Mines, ITMO University, Polytechnic University, Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Pediatric Medical University. During the season, more than 100 people will undergo maritime practice, and voyages will take place in the Gulf of Finland. The training sailboat – the legendary schooner “Nadezhda” built in 1912 – will solemnly set off on a sea voyage on May 27 from the Embankment of Lieutenant Schmidt near the Mining University.

National Sailing League and European Champions League

Support for the club movement in Russia and in Europe remains one of the priorities of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The qualifying stage of the sailing of the European Champions League in St. Petersburg in August 2016, 2017 and 2018 turned out to be so successful that this season the teams of more than two dozen Old World yacht clubs will return to the Neva waters to compete for the right to compete in the international final of Euro League in Switzerland. Recall that the team of our club, run by Anna Basalkina, won the SCL qualification in 2017 and stopped a step away from the podium (in 5th place) in the 2018 SCL final.

– Qualifying stage of the European Sailing Champions League: July 04-07 (Neva water area at the Peter and Paul Fortress)

Yacht Club of St. Petersburg has been taking part in the Russian National Sailing League since 2014. In the new season, the club team will continue to perform in the Higher Division of the League and will be represented by a team of students of the Sailing Academy. Operated by the permanent steering team of Anna Basalkina, winners of the Grand Final of the NPL 2018 and 2017, the Academy team has already recorded its first victories in Sochi.

– Stage of the Higher League of the All-Russian Volga Federal Football Association in St. Petersburg: July 12-14 (the Neva water area at the Peter and Paul Fortress)

– Stage of the Premier League VFSA in St. Petersburg: July 19-21 (the waters of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Gulf of Finland)

Shipyard of historic shipbuilding "Poltava"

By the beginning of the season, the builders plan to arm the Ship "Poltava": install the spars, rigging, sails and guns. This summer, for a month, the ship will stand on the Neva at one of the central embankments of St. Petersburg. July 29 "Poltava" will take part in the main naval parade of the country.

Recall, the 54-gun battleship of the 4th rank "Poltava" was launched on the day of the city of St. Petersburg on May 27. The ship "Poltava" is the first battleship of the Baltic Fleet. The ship was named in honor of the victory of Russian troops in the Battle of Poltava. "Poltava" was built on the Admiralty shipyards, launched in June 1712. Peter I personally participated in the design and construction of the ship. A replica of the battleship "Poltava" began to be built in 2013 at the shipyard of historic shipbuilding "Poltava", founded by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

You can make sure of the greatness of the creation of Petersburg shipbuilders personally, after visiting the tour. Today the shipyard of historic shipbuilding is the main one for the repair of large Russian sailing ships recognized by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. In recent years, the mast of the sailing training ship “Chersonesos” was repaired, the mast and bowsprit of the “Nadezhda” sailing vessel were repaired, the deck and boats of the cruiser “Aurora” were restored. The shipyard has a strong design bureau, a sailmaking workshop for large sailboats, carpentry, foundry, spar workshops, carved decoration workshops and ship furniture. The design bureau created and implemented the project of the frigate “Peter and Pavel” in New Holland and the project of reconstructing the schooner “Zapad” in Arkhangelsk. Today, the friendly and professional team of the Shipyard is engaged in the development of several projects for St. Petersburg and Sevastopol.

Class "Dragon"

The prestigious international competition in the class "Dragon" at the Cup of the Danish city of Marblehead has been held for almost a hundred years. In 2018, this cup was won by the Russian crew of Anatoly Loginov and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club was named its keeper and organizer of the next draw. Marblehead Trophy 2019: July 20-23, the waters of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland.

The Russian Championship in the class "Dragon" has been held on the territory of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg since 2010. Russian Championship in the class "Dragon" July 24-28, the waters of the Neva Bay.

Series of evening sailing regattas “Kommersant”

The new season of amateur regattas Kommersant, organized by the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg and the Kommersant Publishing House with the support of MegaFon, starts traditionally in June 2019. This season there will be a lot of surprises for the participants, during all 12 regattas of the season. Recall that the regattas are held every Thursday, the start of the races at 19:00. Regatta is aimed at lovers and beginners, so the experience of walking on a sailing boat is not required! One of the innovations of the season will be the provision of professional clothing from Decatlon stores to participants. Technical partner of the project "M-Marin".

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