On 14 March is the 100th anniversary of one of the oldest national sport federations - All-Russian Sailing Federation. Its history dates back to the moment when the Maritime Minister Admiral Ivan Grigorovich signed the charter of the Russian Sailing Union, the legal successor of which became first the FPS USSR and then the All-Russian Sailing Federation of Russia.
The creation of RPSS was the second (and this time successful) attempt to organize a united union of all
And, it should be noted, RPSU was not created in vain. Russian yachtsmen won their first Olympic medal at those Games - bronze in the class of 10-meter yachts. By the beginning of the First World War it united less than a half of yachtsmen of the empire, its members were mostly the clubs
«Only in 1936 (when») Russian Sailing Sections were formed, and it was the first post-revolutionary centralized body which performed systematic sport activities. The All-Russian Sailing Section existed until 1959 (in 1956 it became a member of IYRU - the predecessor of the present ISAF), when it was transformed into Federation of Sailing of the USSR.
With the disintegration of the USSR, the Federation was succeeded by the VFS RF which is the legal successor of the FSU and considers itself the legal successor of the RPSS. The President of the Federation at the moment is a famous yachtsman Georgiy Shaiduko, Honored Master of Sport, silver medalist of the Olympic Games in 1996, multiple champion of the world, Europe, USSR and Russia.
The first of the solemn events devoted to the