June 20 – September 5
Series of the Evening Sailing Regattas «Kommersant»
Every Thursday from June 20 to September 5
Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, the publishing house “Kommersant”, and the Megafon Company invite the inhabitants and visitors of Saint Petersburg to the evening sailing regattas, and not only as viewers: anyone interested can take part in the races on yachts. The regattas will be held every week on Thursday. The point of departure will be Saint Petersburg Yacht Club (19A Beregovaya street, Lakhta).
In the year of its 25th anniversary, the Megafon Company decided to support the regatta as a title sponsor of this outstanding event. It is exactly the Megafon Company, that provides the inhabitants of Saint Petersburg with a reliable connection and, as the most recent research says, gives the fastest access to mobile internet on the ground and under it – in the subway. High-quality connection and internet will be provided not only to those, who watch the regatta on the shore, but also to those, who sail in the water.
Open series and the first races will take place on June 21 (then, every Thursday until September 5, 2019).
18.00 – we will meet you near the main entrance to the yacht club. You can go to a changing room to change your clothes and then wait for the beginning of the regatta at the summer terrace of the restaurant. Registration of participants and payment.
19.00 – at the stage near a restaurant – Opening ceremony of the regatta, draft (to set the teams), distribution of life jackets, briefing on safety and regatta’s rules.
19.10 – you will go onboard of the yachts and start sailing.
19.45 – 21.30 – races of the regatta. The number of races depends on the weather conditions.
22.00 – results, awards and closing ceremony of the regatta.
Please, dress for the weather – just like you would dress for sports activities outdoors. Your clothes should be comfortable and water-proof and let you move freely. It is preferable you’re your shoes sit tightly on your feet and have flexible light-colored soles without hills with closed tips (gumshoes are perfect).
The “Kommersant” Regattas are competitions on sailing yachts with minimum three races. Several yachts participate in each race. The crews under the leadership of professional skippers-instructors try to finish earlier than their rivals after having past a certain distance. The crew consists of five persons. Individuals, as well as companies, can participate in the race.
“We are happy that the Megafon Company decided to support our sport, - the commentator of sailing sport events on Match TV Alexey Zhirov says. — We want to organize 12 evening regattas and create the most comfortable atmosphere for the participants – good safe boats Beneteau Platu 25, experienced skippers, and, of course, very pleasant races under the sail. We want people to create their teams and do their best to win in all-around, as well as in each regatta. But at first, they can just come and try, what this exciting kind of sport is all about”.
“That is the second season, when we open an exciting world of sailing sport for our friends and readers together with Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, - Director General of the publishing house “Kommersant SPB” Maxim Efimov says. – Wonderful atmosphere of the yacht club ensures that you leave all your worries on the shore and are just having a great time with profit to your brain and body. It’s a very team-oriented kind of sport, so it's our pure pleasure to invite all of you to join us under the sails of “The Kommersant”.
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Find more information at yacht-club-spb.com/kommersant
It costs 20 400 rub to rent a yacht for a team (5 persons).
The price of individual participation (1 person) is 5 000 rub.
The price includes:
- a place at the yacht with skipper-instructor (crew up to 6 people);
- changing rooms (sauna) of the yacht club;
- life jacket while sailing;
- organization of races, refereeing of the regatta, safety measures;
- professional photographer (pictures are published at the web-page of the yacht club and in social media);
- awards for the winners (medals for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places).