New Baltic Race

Sail & Race to hold St Petersburg to Hamburg race this July

Friday February 12th 2010, Author: James Boyd, Location: Russia

Sail & Race is close to the final announcement of a new offshore sailing event - a long distance non-stop race from St Petersburg, Russia to Kiel, Germany starting on Sunday, 18 July 2010.

The organizing group for the new race includes the Russian Yachting Federation, the Yachting Union of Saint Petersburg, the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein and the Kieler Yacht Club.

Expected Rules: IRC (ORC Club as a parallel ranking). Eligibility: Minimum LOA 40ft, minimum TCC 1,000. A maximum size may be decided at a level to include all current maxi-racers. Race records will be reported to the ISAF World Sailing Speed Record Council. The race is form part of the rankings in the hanseboot Baltic IRC Open and acceptable as a qualifier for the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2010.

A full tracking is expected with specialist transponders supplied to each boat.

Social events are planned in Saint Petersburg and Germany equalling or exceeding the best parties held during the Baltic Sprint Cup!

Owners are welcome to email SAIL & RACE with indications of interest. All owners in previous Baltic Sprint Cups will automatically receive direct invitations as soon as details are known.

More information about the race and the Notice of Race will be available soon.

SAIL & RACE • Hamburg
Henning Rocholl • Panzerstraße 20 • D-22587 Hamburg • Germany
Ph.:    +49-40-866 42 1-41
m. :    mail@SailRace.org

SAIL & RACE • London
Alan Green • Elm Lodge next to 143 C • Elm Road • New Malden • Surrey  KT3 3JA • UK
Ph.: +44 208 949 2879
m. :    Alan.Green@SailRace.org
 

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