Open-800 yachts designed for the maximal speed of up to 14 knots per hour (26 kms/hour) will take part in the International sailing regatta of cruiser yachts Onego-2004, the open Championship of Russia. 12 yachts of Open-800 class from Pskov, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhni Novgorod, Saratov and Petrozavodsk (yacht "Wind", captain Vladimir Lukin) are expected. In 2000 at the Onego regatta the yacht of this similar class has shown a record in speed.
Three yachts from Finland arrived to Petrozavodsk. Among them there are permanent visitors of the regatta Rosanna and Southwester, and a yacht from Helsinki Meryana which will take part in the Onega regatta for the first time. Meryana's trip to Karelia has taken three months through the Northern way.
On July, 25, 2004 at 20.00 on Quay of Onegolake (at the monument to Peter I) a bard song party Vysotsky's Sail devoted to the 33 sailing regatta Onego-2004 will be held.