Final race of Ust-Luga Cup to be held off port Ust-Luga, first time in Regatta history (photo)
For the first time in Ust-Luga Cup history, the final race will be held off port Ust-Luga near the Seskar island (Leningrad region), IAA PortNews journalist cites Valery Izrailit, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ust-Luga Company OJSC, as saying at the press conference held at the headquarters of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
“The participants will not call at Ust-Luga itself. The finish line will be off the port. Then the vessels will proceed from the Seskar island to Kronshtadt, where the yachts will undergo customs clearance procedures,” Valery Izrailit explained.
On June 2, 2014, there will be 10 teams at the start of the international regatta Ust-Luga Cup in Stockholm (Sweden): Anker Logistic Ltd., Morstroytechnology LLC, Murmansk Commercial Seaport OJSC, SMM CJSC, TD Rustorg LLC, TransContainer OJSC, Rosterminalugol OJSC, Ust-Luga Company OJSC, Russian Railways OJSC and the united crew of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and the Russian River Register (RRR).
Rosterminalugol OJSC (Leningrad Region) has traditionally been the General Partner of Ust-Luga Cup.
Ust-Luga Cup Partners are Transoil LLC, BaltTransService LLC, Russian Railways OJSC.
Citypoint will provide an opportunity to observe the Regatta races online, via internet.
NAVICOM, GetTaxi, Ginza project and restaurant Koryushka are the Partners of the award ceremony which is to be held at the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress (Saint-Petersburg) on June 11, 2014.
The project is supported by the Transport Ministry of the Russian Federation and the Russian Sailing Federation.
First time the Baltic regatta Ust-Luga Cup passed in June, 2012 and was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Sea port Ust-Luga. Successful regatta became noticeable event not only in the sailing world, but also among the business public and mass media representatives. Considering a great interest to further project development from side of participants in port business in Russia and abroad, organizers made the decision to hold the Baltic regatta Ust-Luga Cup as an annual event.
Ust-Luga Cup 2014 will be held from June 1 till June 11, 2014. The regatta will follow the former route: from Stockholm (Sweden) till Saint-Petersburg (Russia) via Mariehamn (Finland) and Tallinn (Estonia). The participants and the guests will moor in beautiful places at picturesque islands of Sweden and Finland, visit a bright final show with a parade of sails at the Neva river and the award ceremony at the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
General organization of the Regatta is entrusted to autonomous noncommercial organization Baltic Regatta Ust-Luga Cup. Technical organizer of the event - Motor Boat & Yachting Russia. Regatta press center – IAA PortNews.
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