June 28 in Priozersk started regatta "Ladoga Cup" - 1st stage of Russian Cup among yachts of Open800 and quarter-tonnage classes. Within a week 15 teams from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Petrozavodsk had 10 route and port races. Crews have passed through Sortavala and Valaam, and on July, 3rd have returned to Priozersk. Along the way the athletes were met with sudden changes in wind strength and direction (as Maxim Logutenko, a member of the Omega crew, said, it was a real roulette), tricky doldrums and pitfalls that detained two participating boats. The results of the regatta can be seen here and here.
Spectacular competition at the Ladoga Cup