A new page was written in the history of national yachting in 2011. The Bank Cup and Onego, two Russia's popular regattas, have made a decision to join their forces. As a result, the XL Sailing Regatta Onego-2011 and the XI Bank Cup Regatta were held jointly last July.
This year this joint yachting competition will take place again in the water area of Lake Onego. Within the period from July, 18th to 29th Karelia will welcome participants of the XLI Sailing Regatta Onego-2012 and the XII Bank Cup Regatta.
A working meeting of the regatta organizers concerning preparation for the yachting competition took place in the Ministry of the RK of Youth Affairs, Physical Training, Sports and Tourism on June, 20.
President of Sailing Federation of Karelia Feodor Smirnov, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Karelia, Central Administration of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response in the Republic of Karelia, State Inspectorate for Small Vessels of the republic, Petrozavodsk Shipping Company, as well as sports training center of the School of Sports Excellence took part in the meeting.
The key points discussed at the meeting were organizational issues, safety and moorage of yachts during the regatta. According to President of Sailing Federation of Karelia Feodor Smirnov, currently, the issue of moorage in the passenger port in the city centre is already worked through.
– There is an opportunity to moor yachts between marinas. For this purpose it is necessary to solve a number of technical issues, as well as to regulate the schedule of calls of passenger vessels and participants of the competition at the port, – Feodor Smirnov mentioned.
Besides, the meeting participants discussed communication with crews during the race. A working meeting of the Bank Cup Regatta organizers with the management of FSUE Morsviazsputnik was held in February where the agreement on cooperation was reached in order to ensure safety during the regatta with the use of technical opportunities of the company.
On results of the meeting members of the steering committee have made a decision to continue the work started in all directions. Preliminary number of participants, schedules of the competition and of social events will be announced soon.
Web-site of the Bank Cup Regatta: http://bankcup.ru/.