At the end of April a new format was launched in Lisbon combining sailing races, business communication as well as cultural and ethno-gastronomic programme.
Three racing days (a long weekend) make it possible to get maximum sport emotions, the competitions are held on monohulls, the proven model of long-term success
« Over the past few years an informal club of sailing fans has been formed who regularly participate in amateur regattas, but want to get more sport during the races and improve their sailing skills - for them we came up with this project! » - Anna Stepanova, General Manager of «Sailing Weekend» - «We are attracting
During three days, 11 races were held on the Tejo river estuary «double loop distance» in wind force up to 25 knots. The daily draw determined the choice of boat for each team, and the serious competition on the course changed the leaders of the standings. Ignat Vodopyanov (company «Theorema») notes that the format of the racing weekend was closer to him than the regattas he participated in before: «Three full days of racing - corresponding to 60% (!!!) of the 'regular' regatta schedule, where you sacrifice a week of time and live aboard, which I personally do not like». « The event is attended by highly professional helmsmen, actively racing athletes. The same boats - drawing of boats before each racing day and preparation of boats by
The weekend was attended not only by experienced sailing enthusiasts, but also by newcomers. Dmitry Andreev, Client Relationship Director at«CROC» says that he took part in the races «for the first time, at the invitation of friends. I liked the format of the sports weekend, it was very dynamic and eventful. A great opportunity to combine sporting endeavors,
In the busy schedule of the weekend there was time for a tour of the historic centre of Lisbon and a trip to the westernmost point of Europe, Cape Roca. Tastings of Portuguese wine and sea food accompanied the summing up of the day's racing. « The Lisbon Yacht Weekend can safely be considered a successful event and the start of a new format of Russian yachting! This format of the weekend will allow many to continue to be engaged in their favourite hobby/sport without interruption of business/production. We are looking forward to more weekend sailing from the organizers! » - says Dmitry Lugansky,
The weekend project is a good chance for the Russian
Author: Anna Stepanova. Source: VFSU