Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Russian J/70 Winter Series Announcement

J/70s sailing in RussiaSponsored by RADIO MONTE CARLO!
(Sochi, Russia)- The winter season is not a reason to stop sailing, that is why the organizers of the new project- “J/70 Winter Series RADIO MONTE CARLO”- will be hosting fleet racing in J/70 one-design class yachts on the Black Sea.  FGBI "South Sports" in Sochi, a leading training center for the majority of the Russian Olympic team, is the organizer and will provide everything the yachtsmen need to participate in the four events from November 2016 to March 2017.

J/70 sailing off Russian Black Sea resort of SochiThe Sochi Winter Series will be a great opportunity for Russian sailing teams (or Europeans who wish to enjoy some fun training in the sun!) to continue training in the winter, keep in physical shape, develop well-coordinated teamwork, and be fully prepared for the upcoming 2017 Russian National Sailing League.  In fact, the first stage of the League will take place in Sochi in late March, plus all Russian Sailing League events will be sailed in the highly popular J/70 one-design class.  Therefore, training in Sochi all winter long will be very useful to any sailing club wishing to take part in the 2017 Russian sailing league program.

The Winter Series will consist of four stages:
  • Stage 1 - November 18-20
  • Stage 2 - January 27-29
  • Stage 3 - February 24-26
  • Finale - March 17-19
J/70s sailing off Sochi- Russia's Black Sea resortThe team may enter one (or all stages) of the series, except the Finale. The Finale will include the winners of each stage; nine teams in total will qualify from the first three stages.  If a team “places” in two or more stages, the next best team will qualify to participate in the Finale in March.

The schedule for each weekend follows:
  • Friday- orientation/ training program
  • Saturday- opening of the regatta, racing day, “Yacht” Dinner for the teams
  • Sunday - racing day, regatta awards
Cost of participation: 50,000 rubles (approx. $800.00 USD)- that includes the team entry fee, boat rental, all on-water and social activities (without flight and accommodations).

The first phase starts in November! Reserve soon! For any questions please contact Anna Zenkina- email- or ph# +7 (916) 993-36-95

Famous Russian J/70 sailorIf you are contemplating participating, here are Five Reasons to go to Sochi this winter:
  1. Everyone’s favorite fleet to sail in Russia- the J/70 speedster!
  2. Sochi ( sail the warm Black Sea, palm trees, an evening yacht dinner along the coast with friends and family.
  3. Opportunity to take multiple breaks in the long winter season in a beautiful resort!
  4. The most beautiful women & men of the Russian Sailing Federation waiting to serve you!
  5. Arrive on Friday, sail-training on Saturday and Sunday- easily fits your work schedule!
For more Russian J/70 Winter Series RADIO MONTE CARLO sailing information.