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The XL Onego Sailing Regatta Onego-2011 and the XI Bank Cup Regatta were launched in Petrozavodsk

During the regatta on the quay of Lake Onego

During the regatta on the quay of Lake Onego

Andrei Nelidov welcomes participants of the regatta

Andrei Nelidov welcomes participants of the regatta

The XL Onego Sailing Regatta Onego-2011 and the XI Bank Cup Regatta were launched on July 23 on the quay of Lake Onego in Petrozavodsk. The solemn opening ceremony took place on the stage of the international youth musical festival Siverik held within the framework of the regatta on July 23 and 24.

It is the first time when the Onego Regatta is held simultaneously with The Bank Cup. As a tradition, the best yachtsmen of the country take part in The Bank Cup regatta organized by the Russian Yachting Federation and the Association of Russian Banks. In the current year their organizers have expressed willingness to hold competitions on Lake Onego that has allowed participants of the prestigious Moscow regatta to race in the mirror-like surface of Lake Onego, and the Onega Regatta to expand the entry list of participants and classes of yachts.

Mikhail Senatorov

Mikhail Senatorov

Bread-and-salt welcome to participants of the regatta

Bread-and-salt welcome to participants of the regatta

Yachtsmen from Karelia and other regions of Russia take part in the competition. To participate in the regatta in the water area of Lake Onego there came yachts from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Nizhni Novgorod, Cheboksary, Volgograd and Cherepovets. Our republic is represented by crews from Petrozavodsk and Kondopoga.


The regatta is launched

The regatta is launched

Participants of the regatta

Participants of the regatta

Head of the Republic of Karelia Andrei Nelidov, Mikhail Senatorov, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia, Deputy Chairman of the steering committee of the regatta, Head of self-government of Petrozavodsk urban district Nikolay Levin have taken part in the regatta opening ceremony.

Head of the Republic of Karelia Andrei Nelidov has addressed to participants of the regatta with words of welcome.

In the water area of Lake Onego

In the water area of Lake Onego

The ensemble of Zoryaine welcomes guests and participants of the regatta

The ensemble of Zoryaine welcomes guests and participants of the regatta

This is the first time when we have the Onego Regatta simultaneously with The Bank Cup held these days in our republic, Head of the Republic said. We want Karelia to became an attraction center for people fond of sports. For this purpose we have planned a number of projects. This year we are starting to work on the project of yachting development in Northern Ladoga Lakeside in concert with the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health. The foundation stone in construction of yacht clubs in territory of Petrozavodsk has been laid. It is done to let us live not only concerned with essential problems, but able to admire beautiful Karelian nature as well, be sound of body and mind.

On the stage of the Siverik festival

On the stage of the Siverik festival

We are very glad to take part in the Onego Sailing Regatta. We want the fleet that has come today to the coast of Petrozavodsk to grow every year, and we hope that both Russian, and foreign sportsmen will participate in the competition, Mikhail Senatorov has mentioned in his speech. He has also thanked the authority of the republic for the warm welcome given to the yachtsmen.

B.Zuyev presents the post envelope devoted to the Onego Regatta

B.Zuyev presents the post envelope devoted to the Onego Regatta

There, on the stage of the festival Siverik the ceremony of memorable cancellation of the post envelope devoted to Onego-2011 took place. The stamp with symbolics of the Onego Sailing Regatta on post envelopes was put by Head of Karelia Andrei Nelidov and director of the Department of the Federal Postal Service of the Republic of Karelia Boris Zuyev.

Onego-2011

Onego-2011

After that Head of Karelia has officially launched the regatta, and musical marathon of the international youth rock festival Siverik has started on the festival stage. The first start of cruiser yachts, the main participants of the regatta, took place the next day on Sunday, July 24.

Information on the course of competitions and events of the regatta may be found on the Internet at http://gov.karelia.ru/Power/Committee/Sport/Regata/index_e.html.

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