Sunday, March 31, 2013

Russian Sailing Federation Championships

J/80 sailing Russian Federation Cup Sailing regatta(Palma Mallorca, Spain)- After three wildly successful events the last few years hosting the "Federation Cup" for the Russian Sailing Federation in J/80s in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, the leadership of Russian sailing have decided to stay with the Spanish J/80 sailing theme and sail two regattas in 2013- one in the spring in the Med and the traditional Federation Cup championship in November in Lanzarote.

J/80 Russian championship- sailing upwind off Palma Mallorca, SpainThe first event was hosted by the local J/80 fleet in Palma Mallorca.  Seven teams showed up for this first edition and all sailing teams had a fantastic time.  This "spring regatta" was called the "Cup of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Sailing Federation". The participants were all members of the Federation's Board which guide and help manage the Federation for all Russian sailors.

The second event, the Federation Cup will again be sailed in Lanzarote, using the large fleet of J/80s that have produced J/80 World Champions like Rayco Tabares sailing his famous Princess Yaiza Hotel in regattas throughout Europe and America.  The event organizers expect to have nearly twenty J/80s racing for the honor of being the top Russian yachtsmen for 2013 and, perhaps bragging rights for being one of the best Russian sailors in the world!   Sailing photo credits- Jesus Renedo   For more Russian Sailing Federation Championship information, please contact Serge Kotsiouba ( at UT Yachting in Port Grimaud, France.