Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Russian J/70 Sailing League Finale Report

J/70s sailing Russian League- Sevastopol, Crimea (Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia)- Last weekend, the season-long five-event Russian J/70 Sailing League series held their finale in Sevastopol, Crimea.  Sponsored by major corporations like GAZPROM and NORD SEA Gas, the sailing league is organized and supported by the Russian Sailing Federation.  As in year’s past, the fleet participated in a matched fleet of J/70s supplied for the event- with regattas taking place in Moscow (Konakovo River Club), Sochi, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, and Sevastopol.  We get this brief report from a Russian woman J/70 champion skipper- Valeriya Kovalenko from ARTTUBE RUS-1:

Russian J/70 Sailing League winners“We had a very successful year sailing J/70s in the Russian National League as well as in Europe and the USA for the J/70 Worlds,” said Ms Kovalenko.  “I am extremely proud of my team- Aleksey Borisov, Alexander Bozhko, Igor Lisovenko, and Max Titarenko- they are amazing!  We finished 2nd in this finale in Sevastopol and this year took 2nd place in the overall Russian National Sailing League- a performance that we are happy with after such a long season.  It is wonderful to see the level of Russian sailing improving dramatically and, in fact, it is the J/70 one-design class that has helped elevate our sailors not just in Russia, but in European and International events!”

Of interest to J/70 sailors is the fact that Valeriya Kovalenko’s team on ARTTUBE RUS-1 has been the two-time Monaco Winter Series J/70 Class winners and a podium finisher in the famous Primo Cup- Trophee Credit Suisse hosted each spring by YC Monaco. Sailing Photo credits- by Maksim Sheremetyev.
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