Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sailing Champions League- St Petersburg Preview

J/70 Sailing Champions League- St Petersburg, Russia(St Petersburg, Russia)- The SAILING Champions League (SCL) will start this Friday (August 26th) in St. Petersburg. Clubs from all over Europe will arrive in the far north to obtain a starting position for the big SCL finale at the end of September on Sardinia. As a technological partner of the SAILING Champions League, SAP will provide technical support for professional live coverage. Organizers and partners expect a thrilling weekend with spectacular sailing pictures on “Sail TV.”

“This is the first season that the SAILING Champions League stages Act I and our Club is happy to be among the pioneers of the sailing league movement that is fast growing every year. With support of the Gazprom Company, SAP, SailTracks and the SCL professionals, we aim to make this Act one to remember“, said Vladimir Lyubomirov, St. Petersburg Yacht Club Commodore.

J/70s sailing champions leagueThe sailing will take place on Neva Bay with matched international J/70 one-designs.  The Bay, also known as the Gulf of Kronstadt, is the easternmost part of the Gulf of Finland between Kotlin Island and the Neva River estuary where Saint Petersburg city center is located. The entire bay has been separated from the Baltic Sea/ Gulf of Finland by the 25 km long Saint Petersburg Dam.  As a result, the Bay is also informally known as “the Marquis’ Puddle”- named after Jean Baptiste, Marquis de Traversay, the Russian naval minister who regarded the shallow waters of the bay as an ideal place for holding naval exercises.

Twenty-three of the best sailing club teams from across Europe have been invited; all are leaders in their respective sailing leagues.  Participants include Austria’s Segelclub TWV Achensee, Denmark’s Hellerup Sejlklub and Roskilde Sejlklub, Finland’s Nylandska Jaktklubben and Wasa Segelforening, Germany’s Berliner YC, Munchner YC & Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Italy’s Societa Velica di Barcola e Grignano and YC Adriaco, Malta’s Royal Malta YC, Norway’s Nesodden Seilforening, Netherlands’ RR & ZV Maas en Roer and WV Almere Centraal, Poland’s Jacht Klub Wielkopolski and Towarzystwo Zeglarstwa Regatowego PMT, Russia’s St Petersburg YC and YC PIRogovo, Switzerland’s Regattaclub Bodensee and Societe Nautique de Geneve, and Sweden’s Ekolns Segelklubb, Halmstads Segelsallskap and Varmdo Jolleseglare.

On Saturday and Sunday, the SCL will broadcast live from St. Petersburg. Races will then be streamed from 12:00 to 04:00 pm live in the Internet. International sports reporters and sailing experts will comment on the races and make the sport of sailing easily accessible to everyone with the help of descriptive graphics and comprehensible explanations.  Live broadcasting: Watch the Races of Act I LIVE!
For more J/70 St Petersburg Russia SAILING Champions League information