Invitation from Russian Finn Association.

During 2014 Moscow will hold three international Finn events.

• Moscow International Traditional Regatta (Finn, Snipe, Laser, Optimist) - June 25-July 5

• International University Sailing Cup 2014 (Finn, Snipe), August 19–25

and the most exciting for Finn sailors, the annual event

• Open Russian (Open Russian Finn Association Championship) 2014 (Finn class only) August 26–31.

All the regattas will take place in Moscow Sailing School (www.sailingschool.ru) which hosted the 49-er World Championship, the Finn World Championship (Gold Cup) in 2005, Junior Finn World Championships (Silver Cup) 2007 and 2011 and International University Sailing Cup 2013.

The competitions will take place on the Pirogovo part of the Klyazminskoye lake with quite interesting lake conditions with many shifts and enough room for interesting tactics. There are very good and convenient conditions for accommodation, charter boats and easy logistics to make the trip easy and comfortable on a small budget.

Open Russian (Open Russian Finn Association Championship) 2014
This is one of the biggest European regattas in the Finn class. It attracts more than 70 sailors every year from many European countries, USA and UK. The regatta has a history of participation of famous masters sailors, former participants of Olympic Games and World Championships like Andrey Balashov, Viktor Potapov, Victor Kozlov, Henry Sprague, top Russian sailors, top Italian and Ukrainian Finn sailors, talented junior Finnsters. Due to the fact that the regatta is following the International University Sailing Cup, it is expected that bigger number of worldwide sailors will take part in the event.

The competition will be held in absolute rating, in masters (M, GM, GGM, L) and in Juniors fleets. Every year it is not just regatta but festival of the Finn class as well. The meeting of good friends, a rock concert, and memento presents to every participant will take place. The regatta will be supported by Devoti Sailing Russia and by Fantastica Finn Academy. The event will be held from August 26 - 31. Please, visit website of the regatta www.open-russian.ru for more details.

International University Sailing Cup 2014 (Finn, Snipe)
This is second time when the international students event will be held with a dinghy fleet racing format under the endorsement of the International University Sport Federation (FISU). The first IUSC took place in Moscow in 2013 just before the Universiade 'Kazan 2013'. The regatta was held in the Finn class only. It attracted 18 sailors (including two ladies) from eight countries and had a very high level of competition and great success. The event was supported by Moscow Association of Students Sailing Sport, and all participants were surrounded by warm, friendly support from Russian students, including logistics, daily events and site seeing tours. This time the competition will be held in two classes – Finn (men) and Snipe (mixed). Moscow Sailing School will be able to provide charter boats for participants.

The regatta will be held from August 19-25, just before the next international big event in Finn class –'Open Russian' regatta. So the sailors will be able to participate in both events without extra cost for travelling. Please, visit website of the regatta www.iusc.ru for more details.

Moscow International Traditional Regatta
This is a traditional annual regatta, which will be held for the 18th time this year. The competition will be held in Finn and Snipe classes for juniors and seniors, and in Optimist, Cadet, Laser-Radial & Laser 4.7 for children. The regatta usually collects more than 30 strong Finn sailors from Russia and other countries. The regatta will be held from June 25-July, 05. Please see www.sailingschool.ru for more information.

Conditions for sailors:

Accommodation:
Sailors and accompanying persons can stay at Moscow Sailing School hotel just near the place where their boats will be located. Approximate price is 30 Euro per night for one person (including three meals per day).

Charter boats:
Moscow Sailing School will provide for charter on demand 50 fully equipped Finn boats (Devoti 2004, built for the Gold Cup 2005) and 20 fully equipped Snipe boats (including sails).

Conditions for charter are the following:
One fully equipped Finn boat (Devoti 2004, build for Gold Cup 2005) and one mast (Hit Mast, bend numbers are available) or one fully equipped Snipe boat including rig and sails can be provided to each participant for charter on demand under damage deposit of 400 Euro. You are invited to bring your sails (for Finn class) and personal equipment only.

Charter charges are as follows:
Open Russian (only Finn boats): 150 Euro for the whole event for senior sailors and free of charge for juniors.
International University Sailing Cup (Finn & Snipe): free of charge for all sailors
Moscow International Traditional Regatta (Finn & Snipe): free of charge for all sailors.
Practice before the events: 50 Euro per day for Finn and 30 Euro per day for Snipe.

Logistics:
Moscow Sailing School is placed just 12 km from the international Sheremetievo airport. A pick up service can be provided for foreign participants on request.

Russian Finn Association, Russian Students Sailing League and Moscow Sailing School will be glad to see you at the regatta.

 

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