Saint Petersburg public sports organization - Saint Petersburg Yacht Club - was established in 2007 and is a successor of the oldest yacht club in the world – Neva fleet, that Peter the Great had planned to create at the beginning of the 18th c.
Enriching the great traditions of the Russian fleet and actively participating in the international sailing life, Saint Petersburg Yacht Club is one of the largest in the world today.
The activity of the Club focuses covers a wide range of areas, including shipbuilding, historical research, educational programs, sports training and practical lessons in the sea for the youth, Olympic sport, making grown-ups familiar with sailing and other large-scale social projects.
To maintain the principals of nautical ethics on land and sea and to develop marine sports, first of all, sailing.
The philosophy of the Yacht Club is based on the necessity to keep the heritage of nautical culture and naval history of Russia and the world and to pass it to the next generations.
Since the establishment of Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, its aim has been to strengthen the image of the city as the sea capital of Russia. In order to achieve this great goal, the Yacht Club works in several areas simultaneously. These areas are: shipbuilding, historical research and educational programs, sports training and practical lessons in the sea for the youth, Olympic sport, making grown-ups familiar with sailing and other large-scale social projects. One of the important tasks of the Club is to promote Saint Petersburg as a unique place for sailing competitions of the highest level.
As for today, we have already managed to achieve significant results in all the above-mentioned areas. And they inspire us to work further.