Start Of “Friendship”

Russian sailing cruising yachting season opens in Sebastopol may 1 regatta “Friendship 2019”

The fifth all-Russian regatta “Friendship” already traditionally opens the sailing season cruising yachts Russia. A feature of the competition is participation in the regatta combines teams from different parts of our country. In the hero-city was attended by more than 160 sailors of Moscow and Moscow region, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny-Novgorod, Taganrog, Saratov, Novorossiysk, Sochi, Sevastopol and Kerch.

Race will be held in class yachts of Open 800, Chetvertichnykh, SB20 and in the test group, ORC yachts 30-35 ft. In the class Open 800 the competition will be held in the status stage of the Cup of Russia. Boats of this national class for the third consecutive year participate in the “Friendship”, and this year the fleet of participants promises an addition, plan to attend about ten of the strongest crew of Russia. Chetvertichnye – founders of the regatta in this class perform joint crews. Yachts of ORC long 30-35 ft – this is the largest cruising yachts, the beginners regatta “Friendship”. The group promises to be not numerous, but very bright

The overall race route will exceed 100 nautical miles, the competitions involve a series of short (port) racing on the inner roads of the Sevastopol coastal daytime and 6 stages on the route Sevastopol – Balaklava – B. Balaclava – Balaclava – b. Cossack – b. Musketeers – Sevastopol. The regatta will be held from 1 to 7 may 2019

“Our main goal is the strengthening of friendly relations and exchange of experience among the sailors of Sevastopol and other regions of Russia, – says the Vice-President of the Association of yachts of class Open 800 Dmitry zhayvoronok. – Promotion of sailing as a healthy and active lifestyle, promoting the attractiveness of the region and the Black sea for sailing and yacht tourism, as well as demonstration to the participants and guests of the regatta unique features of Sevastopol and the Crimea: history, culture and nature”.

As part of the regatta will be presented and will be the first running tests on the water which caused great interest in the sailing community boat mX700 is a new Russian project of the sports sailing yacht, designed and built at the shipyard Mobile Group in St. Petersburg. The project was developed in close cooperation with experienced designers and professional athletes, the purpose of which was to create a universal, easy to manage sports equipment for racing and training yachting, increase the popularity of sailing in Russia, making it available for a wide range of people of all ages.

The event is organized by the sailing Federation of Sevastopol, the fleet Chetvertichnogo Association, the Association of the class Open 800, “Athletic Navy” with the support of the Sports centre (sea and physical preparation of Sevastopol), the FAA, defense Ministry CSKA.


For the second consecutive year the regatta “Friendship” is supported by leading Russian companies in the sphere of architectural and building glass:

– Reynaers Aluminium Rus – developer and manufacturer of architectural profile systems from aluminium.

– Vekа is one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of window and
door systems, plastic

– AGC is a European leader in flat glass

Russian Glass Company – glass processing, manufacture of glass and glass

– Oregon is the largest hypermarket of construction and finishing materials in Crimea

– Klin city – expert on the design and production of translucent structures of aluminum and PVC profiles.

As part of the regatta “Friendship” will be organized in a separate race for crews of the representatives of sponsors and partners (construction companies of the Crimea), yacht class Open800.

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