From July 3 to July 9, 2017, the Baltic Sailing Week will take place in Saint-Petersburg. The event is organized by the Tourism Development Committee of Saint-Petersburg.
The ” Baltic Sailing Week ” is held with an aim to increase the interest in sailing and to stimulate the development of sea tourism in the northern capital of Russia. The program of the event includes the regattas, a large yacht parade and a water and light show, as well as a photo exhibition and a business program. In addition, on the occasion of this event, the german sailboat “Roald Amundsen” will come to St. Petersburg.
The official opening ceremony will take place on July 3 at the Admiralty embankment. In the same place, from July 3 to 9, a photo exhibition “History of sailing in St. Petersburg” will be organized. On July 6, a 50-meter German sailboat “Roald Amundsen” will come to St. Petersburg. It will be moored at the embankment of Lieutenant Schmidt. The brig will be open for free visits on 7, 8 and 9 July.
On July 8, in the very center of the city, in the water area of the Neva in front of the Peter and Paul Fortress, viewers will see sailing regattas and a grandiose yacht parade, consisting of 40 sailing yachts of different classes and types.
The events of July 9, the final day of the Week, will also be held in the water area of the Neva. The day will begin with sailing competitions.
After that, the two leading Russian kitesurfers : the winner of the world and European championships – Elena Kalinina, and three-time Russian champion – Andrei Balyakin, will demonstrate their mastership.
The Baltic Sailing Week will finish in the water area of the Neva with a water and light show “Waltz of sails” and firework.