Moscow hosted the XI awarding ceremony of the National award “Sailor of the year”. It has long been the traditional and main social event of the sailing season in our countries. From 2017 the award is arranged by the magazine Yacht Russia, were awarded more than 120 people and organizations.
The awards ceremony took place – and this is also the tradition in the Moscow state musical theatre of folklore “Russian song”. The ceremony was attended by over 1,000 guests, among whom were old and new friends of the magazine Yacht Russia, known for sailors, travelers and partners of the award.
And what a remarkable holiday! Bright, colorful, musical… Although the protagonists of the ceremony, of course, were the winners of the award “Yachtsman of the year 2019”.
Sailor of the year was recognized as Sergey Komissarov, bronze medalist of the world championship, European Championships, Universiade, participant of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, multiple champion of Russia in the class of “Laser-standard”; in 2019, won the license for participation in Olympic games in Tokyo.
The name of the winner was announced by the head of the company “Ulova and partners” Elena Ulawa and Honored coach of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the head coach of the sections of sailing Sports club “Transbunker” in the Khabarovsk region Vladimir Bolotnikov.
The yachtswoman of the year was Valeria Garashchenko, won the European Championships in Snowkiting, gold medalist of the European championship in kiteboarding, the silver medalist of the European championship in the team competition, silver medalist of the world Cup kiteboarding among athletes under 19 years.
A well-deserved award Valerie handed the commercial Director of shipyard Oyster Paul Adamson and Director of sales in the regions Europe, middle East and Africa Stephen Parkinson.
The team of the year was team “Leviathan” won a landslide victory in the race the Nord Stream Race.
The award steering team Maxim Titarenko and Vadim Achinson presented senior Vice President of Group of companies “Double V”, master of sports, European champion in the Dragon class Mikhail Senators.
The best organizer of the competition was Yuri Kryuchenkov, master of sports, the organizer of the Championships, Championships and world Championships in sailing, he was behind Russian leg-flight; Yuri Kryuchenkov – the initiator of creation of yacht-club “Komatek”, whose Director General is the Chairman of the Sverdlovsk sailing Federation, Vice-President of the WFTU in the Ural Federal district.
The prize was awarded master of sports of the international class, the winner of the award in this nomination, the founder of “Bank Cup” Mikhail Senators.
In the nomination “For contribution to the development of sailing” prize was awarded Vasily Kravchenko, the founder of the Russian Association of a class “the Finn”, the head of the Council of Association classes of sailing yachts, the founder of the Student sailing League, his efforts in the registry of the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation introduced a number of national and cruising classes.
The award was awarded master of sports of international class, a publisher of Yacht Russia magazine Vasily Yurevich Senators and marketing Director of the project “Lefkadia Valley” Alexander Mironov.
In the nomination “the Best distant sports campaign” was won by the yacht “daughter of the wind” and her captain, Viktor Yazykov, who this year successfully completed its third round-the-world solo voyage, without stopping, under the slogan “Golden age of Russia” in the course of which the yachtsman is 70 years old; he was at sea for 6 months and one day, and built the Language with their hands the yacht “daughter of the wind” has no autopilot!
A well-deserved award Victor Abramovich handed the owner and CEO Robert stark, MarinePool and Yury Manuilov, owner of a chain of yacht boutique “Fashion marine” and the official representative of the brand MarinePool in Russia.
The winner in the nomination “For loyalty to sail” was the sailor from Vladivostok Valery Zakovorotny, multiple winner of the USSR championship in a class “Finn”, participant of international competitions in the USSR team, Merited coach of the USSR, he is still very active – educates youth coach of the Paralympic program of the sail.
The award was presented by Valery coach of the Russian team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of the sports school “Krestovsky Ostrov”, three-time winner of the award “yachtsman of the year” Natalia Fedorova.
“Coach of the year” became Sergey Vanin, winner and prize-winner of all-Union and international competitions, which for 40 years of coaching experience have prepared 65 masters of sports; now works at the Center for Olympic sports, the head coach of the national team of the Moscow region.
The mentor award was presented by the President of sailing Federation of the Moscow region Valery Pilchin.
In the nomination “For the promotion of sail” won the Maxim be Confused, the Creator of the Internet community “hand in hand. Only ahranoth” designed for professional sailors and beginners; the founder and mastermind of the unique for Russia, “Yacht radio”, bringing together people who love sailing, Maritime history, the works of writers of seascapes.
The prize was awarded winner of the “Yachtsman of the year”, photographer and journalist Elena Tekina.
Also was awarded in the framework of a special and uncontested nomination “For courage”. Got it Igor Zaretsky, the race Golde Globe Race. Exactly a year ago from the Pacific ocean, he sent greetings to the participants of the ceremony “yachtsman of the year”. And just last spring said that left in the race after two difficult surgeries.
The award was presented by another brave krugosvetki – commander of the order of Courage, Honored master of sports of Russia, the conqueror of the polar latitudes Nikolay Litau.
Finally, the recognized photo Andrey Golovanov and Sergey Kivrin, on whose account the award of prestigious photo contests in Russia and abroad, was named best picture of the contest, first organized by the magazine Yacht Russia.
The winner of the Maxim Sheremetyevmade during the race the Nord Stream Race.
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The award was organized by the magazine Yacht Russia.
The General partner is an English company , the Oysterwhich got a second wind after it was headed by Richard Hadida, and it was not only the owner of the shipyard, but also its CEO.
Official partner – the company “Transbunker”, the largest independent tanker fleet in Russia, the market leader in bunkering.
Partners and sponsors of the award:
group of companies “Double V” – a system integrator in the field of printing. Bringing together people and companies around the world, connects suppliers and customers, creates and develops complex technology and improving the service;
manufacturer of high quality equipment for yachting MarinePool company;
Moscow Collegium of advocates “Ulova and partners”;
wine appellation of the”Valley Lefkadia”, whose wines are born on the picturesque slopes and foothills of the Main Caucasian ridge;
brand Glenfiddich – single malt Scotch whisky of the highest quality;
Moscow brewing company, represented trademarks: beer “Khamovniki Vienna”, juice “Pago”, water Nestle Pure Life;
CZECHOSLOVAKIA VODKA – made of high quality Czech alcohol and pure water from the High Tatras;
TATRATEA original tea liqueur from Slovakia.
General information partner – “the Russian newspaper”. Media partners: “Kommersant”, “Mattw”.
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The Russian award was conceived as the Russian equivalent of the world award ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, which is awarded to sailors for outstanding achievements in the sail. The first ceremony of the award “yachtsman of the year” was held in Russia in 2009, and even then, she was different from similar ceremonies in the UK, USA, France, Germany… over the years, “the Russian version” and all became its own entity – it has become a truly national, completely democratic. The evidence of this full house during its implementation, and the applause greeting each winner and those endorsing the selection of the jury, and that the honored athletes, travelers, coaches, whose authority is indisputable.
Nominations from Russian award more than foreign, because its organizers wanted to left behind all the people related to sailing. Was not forgotten by children and organizers of regattas, of course, the coaches are not left without attention of journalists, and most importantly – veterans.
All – on merit! And – see you next year at the XII awarding ceremony of the National award “Sailor of the year”!awardsfoundheroestheiryachtsman