On May 14, a
What are we talking about? The first project is a sailing regatta for children dinghy class The Optimistsponsored by... «Gazprom». The Lord heard the prayers for big business to come to the Russian sailing - and it came. And how he came - in the person of one of the largest companies of the country, its «national patrimony», as the commercial says! Maybe the same attitude to the sponsored (i.e. children) will appear in the country now, too?
However, we got distracted. So, this summer in St. Petersburg there will be children regatta in four stages «Optimists of the Northern Capital. GazpromCup». The first stage will be held on May 26-27 in yacht port «Hercules», the second on June 3 in Neva river water area (within the framework of the regatta «Sails of White Nights»), the third
But the main sensation is in something else. As we already wrote, «Gazprom» has bought the yacht «Battleship» type Swan 60on which Russian yachtsmen began to compete in major international regattas. But it turns out - and our insider information was correct! - that buying one «Battleship» won't be enough: «Gazprom» wants a whole squadron.
This will not be a promotional regatta. It will be a real hard chop - in Autumn, against the prevailing winds, with strong crews.
«And at the moment, according to Vladimir Lyubomirov, he and his colleagues are dealing with the necessary documents - the promoter of the class will be theYacht Club of Saint Petersburg». This little sensation was announced to our correspondent yesterday at the