Thursday, August 11, 2016

Moscow Museum Team Wins Russia League IV

J/70s sailing Konakovo River Club, Moscow, Russia (Moscow, Russia)- The fourth act of the Russian J/70 sailing league took place on the Konakovo River northwest of Moscow’s famous Red Square and was hosted by the beautiful facilities at the Konakovo River Club.  The regatta was attended by twenty-two teams from across Russia; 34 races in total were completed so that each team had a total of twelve races to count.

It was nearly a landslide victory at Stage IV for the Moscow Museum YC; in 12 races they had 9 wins! This is the second consecutive victory in the League for the crew of Alexander Ezhkova, Daniel Odintsov, Valentine Uvarkina, and Alexander Ekimov.  At the earlier regattas in Sochi and Moscow, the Museum team was not so successful; however, they have now vaulted into the fifth position in the overall series after winning this past weekend.

J/70s sailing Moscow - Russia Sailing LeagueSecond overall for the weekend was the "Navigator Sailing Team” from Moscow Yacht Club. Igor Rytova, Valeria Zatsarinskogo, Anton Sergeev, and Konstantin Besputin had four race wins in the regatta; the result further secured their lead in the overall sailing league series.

Third for the weekend regatta was the team from Yekaterinburg- "Lord of the Sail- Europe” with skipper Vyacheslav Ermolenko. The team from Espona, Russia had solid results in previous regattas and now lay fourth overall in the series.

Russia J/70 Sailing League- Konakovo winnersAs a result of their fifth place in Konakovo, the Ost Legal Sailing Team, skippered by Vladimir Lipavsky, are now hanging on to second overall for the series.  The team of ARTTUBE placed sixth in Konakovo, but managed to preserve their third overall ranking in the series- their crew included Valeri Kovalenko, Alexander Bozhko, Igor and Sergei Lisovenko Avdonina.

Many thanks to League general partner- JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation”; Fitness League partner- national chain of fitness clubs X-fit; host yacht club - Konakovo River Club; general information partner-; general radio partner- Radio Maximum; and the media partners of the project- Match TV, Forbes,, Sport FM, Yachting Magazine and!   For more Russian J/70 Sailing League information