Saturday, December 2, 2017

Russia J/70 Class Formalized @ Ministry of Sport

Russia J/70 class(Moscow, Russia)- The Russia J/70 Class Association (https://www.facebook.com/j70rus/) has been formalized as part of the Ministry of Sport in the Russian Federation.  It is a tribute to the efforts of Dmitri Zarickij and Grigory Aksenov, partners in J/Boats Russia, to have gotten the class this far and have made such an enormous impact on a national basis across the Russian Federation- from as far east as Sochi (the Black Sea resort) across the continent to St Petersburg in the west on the eastern Baltic Sea.

The Russia J/70 Association started developing the J/70 class across Russia in 2013. In the spring of 2017 year, a decision was made to register as a formal organization with the Russian Ministry of Sport.  The association operates in Kaliningrad, Moscow, Krasnodar Krai (east of Moscow).

The class is healthy.  As of September 2017, 29 boats are members, including 11 boats that have been used in three commercial projects- such as the Russian J/70 Sailing League. Around 200 people are constantly sailing (more than 10 days a year), about 1,000 people at least once a year.

J/70s off St Petersburg, RussiaThe J/70 class participates annually in the boat shows in Moscow and Europe.  Russian J/70 sailors are quite active both nationally and internationally.  They have participated in the YC Monaco Winter Sportboat series; the Sochi Winter Series; several stages of the ALCATEL J/70 Cup National circuit in Italy; the Russian J/70 Sailing League series; the SAILING Champion League series (and finale); and seven Russian crews sailed the 2017 AUDI J/70 Worlds in Porto Cervo at YC Costa Smeralda.

Notably, the Russian J/70 class plans to engage the help of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Sports to put in a bid to host the J/70 World Championship in 2019, most likely in St Petersburg on the eastern Baltic Sea!  For more information, contact these class representatives:

President- Irina Gorbat√Ľk- phone +7-9062-346422, email- Irina_gorbatyuk@Mail.Ru and Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/irinagorbatyuk

Class Officer- Dmitry Zaritskiy- phone +7-9062-399929, email- dzar@mail.ru and Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.zaritskiy

J/Boats Russia- Grigory Aksenov- phone +7-9091-576924, email- aksenov.grigory@gmail.com, and Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/grigory.aksenov

For more Russian J/70 Class Association information, please see Facebook page Add to Flipboard Magazine.