As you know, big business likes to support sailing sometimes. To sponsor
However, lately Gazprom's attitude toward the Russian sail started to change: the energy giant began to support more and more national regattas. And suddenly - lo and behold! Finnish shipyard Nautor's Swan The gist of it is as follows: Gazprom has sponsored the purchase of the yacht Swan 60 and her participation in several important regattas for the upcoming season. What is going on?
The yacht, proudly named «Battleship» was bought by the public organization
The crew of the new yacht will be international and not Russian. «The backbone of the crew will be local and Italian athletes, but the captain and tactician will be foreigners: Tomaso Keefe and Lorenzo Massa, both of former» American cup teams Azzurra and Alinghi.
There are persistent rumors that «Armadillo» is not destined to be alone for long. Allegedly Gazprom is planning to soon hold a regatta along the route of the recently launched gas pipeline «Nord Stream», for which purpose several
Whether this is true or not - it is not clear yet. At any rate, no distinct answer to the question could be obtained neither from