On the 13th of August at the St.-Petersburg yacht club "Hercules" the most important junior sailing competition - Russian Open Championship in "Optimist", "Cadet" and "Zoom-8" begins. The organizers of the event are the St.-Petersburg Yacht Club and the Russian Yachting Federation. General sponsor – «Gazprom». «Magic Marine - Russia» presented by I&A Banayan as a partner of the Event.
The Championship was attended by more then 300 sailors from 9 to 15 years old. Geography of participants is impressive - athletes from 58 cities and regions of Russia, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok gathered to find out the strongest one this year. During 4 days there have passed 11 races in each class. There were 172 "Optimist", 34 "Cadet" and 48 "Zoom-8" on the cours. This year the event bacame very impressive - strong participants, great wind and perfectly prepared regatta.
"It's great to see the growing up of a new sailing generation" the vice-president of the Russian Saing Federation, president of the St.-Petersburg Sailing Union Sergei Alexeev noted. "It's always nice to see so many sails in the bay and know that is the future of Russian sailing. I am very pleased that St.-Petersburg was awarded the honor of hosting the Russian Championship 2013."
The company «MagicMarine - Russia» provided prizes for winners in all classes. The prizes were awarded by «MagicMarine - Russia» teamriders, members of Russian National Junior sailing team, Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club leading sailors, winers of the European Opimist Team Cup 2008, multiple winners of Russian Championships Daniil Banayan and Dmitry Tretyakov.
Russian Championship 2013 is over! We congratulate all winners with their high performance!