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Start of Onego-2007 International Sailing Regatta

S.Katanandov at the Regatta opening

S.Katanandov at the Regatta opening

Onego-2007 International Sailing Regatta for cruisers started on Saturday, July 28.

Concert of Kantele Song and Dance National Ensemble of Karelia brightened the rainy morning and gathered full house in Frigate restaurant. Solemn ceremony was conducted by Aino and Väinämöinen, who handed over kantele to the Head of the Republic of Karelia. Then the sky over Petrozavodsk has cleared up, and sunny weather let the townspeople and guests of our capital to enjoy the show of the first race of the regatta to the full.

The first race

The first race

The winner among Open - 800 cruisers is one of the most experienced participating crews of Globus yacht from St. Petersburg (captain Andrey Nikandrov). In test groups leaders are Moscow yachts Phantom and Cornet, constant participants from Finland Rosana and Victoria from Yaroslavl. Manwhile, Karelian crews are in the middle of the group.

The second race finished on Maly Lelikovsky island. According to all available information none of yachts had withdrawn. At 10 in the morning on July, 31st the third race starts.

Awarding of winners will take place on August 5, at 3:00p.m. in the State Philarmonic Society of the RK.

Larisa Krasavtseva

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Created: July 30, 2007. Last updated: July 31, 2007.
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