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St.Petersburg is ready for EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship 2015,

Sails of White Nights – the National Congress Palace Cup, Official event of the World Match Racing Tour

The start of EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship 2015, Sails of White Nights-the National Congress Palace Cup is on May 30, on the waters of the Neva river, at the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress, one of the most spectacular events in the world of sailing!

Children’s regatta “Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup” will be held on May, 30 and 31 but the competitions for adult yachtsmen from different countries of the world will be held on June, 4-7.

June, 4: 17:30 – press-conference in the regatta village at the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress; 19:00 – Official Opening Ceremony in the inner yard of Narishkin bastion of Peter and Paul Fortress.

EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship 2015, Sails of White Nights-the National Congress Palace Cup has been taking place  in St. Petersburg from 2006 celebrating its jubilee this year. With every passing year the level of the regatta has been increasing, the organization improving and the popularity of the international match race in Europe was growing. Ten years have already passed since the day of its foundation!

In 2015 the competition was given the status of European Championship and «Sails of White Nights – The National Congress Cup” are included again into the program of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) with nearly 20 the most prestigious regattas of the planet.

Match racers from Poland, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, Sweden and Russia will take part in the event: Przemek Tarnacki (POL), Vladimir Lipavsky (RUS), Ekaterina Ananina (RUS), Pierre Quiroga (FRA), Adrian Maier-Ring (GER), Jon Eriksson (FIN), Valerio Galati (ITA), Patric Sturesson (SWE), Stefan Meister (GER), Henrik Eyermann (SWE).

Traditionally the regatta village will be located in the heart of St.Petersburg: in the green zone at the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress. The regatta will include not only sports events, but also a wide social program for the locals as well as the city visitors.

On May, 30(Saturday) and May,31(Sunday) within the frames of EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship 2015, Sails of White Nights –the National Congress Palace Cup the second series of the children’s regatta ”Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup” will be held. These are the largest scale competitions in “Optimist” class in Russia. Racing course of this lap will be set in the delta of the Neva river, between Peter and Paul Fortress and the Spit of Vasilevski Island. Other match racers laps are held on the waters of the Finnish Bay in the area of St.Petersburg Yacht Club. Participants are to be registrated in the the regatta village of “Sails of White Nights-the National Palace Congress Cup” on the territory of of Zajachy (Hare) Island near Peter and Paul Fortress. Starting procedure is set at 12:00. Pupils from St.Petersburg, Moscow and other cities’ children’s sailing schools will take part in the competitions. While young sportsmen compete on water, the true fun for all the children on the embankment will start: from 11o’Clock in the morning till 8 o’clock in the evening on the beach of Peter and Paul Fortress will be organized entertainment programs. OnMay 31 (Sunday) the festival of the young talents “Golden Age” will be held under the support of  All-Russian Public Charity Fund” Russian Children Fund”. Peter and Paul Fortress will turn into the Childhood City with striking large-scale concert program for several hours, where more than 500 young actors from children’s creative and sports communities will take part, including the children from children’s homes from St.Petersburg and Leningradskaya region.

The city drawing contest ”Sails of the Dream” is organized traditionally for children, already  for the 10th time. The main prize – participation in the children’s regatta – is the unforgettable trip under sails on the Neva river!

All willing either to listen to the holiday concert or take part in  creative contests and master-classes are welcome! Children’s Day will be organized by the tourist company “KonTurBalt” under the direction of Andris Ulyanov.

The main program of the international match race will be held from June 4 (Thursday) till June 7 (Sunday). Opening Ceremony is to be held on June, 4 and Closing Ceremony will be held on June,7 .

The title partner of the regatta is traditionally State Complex National Congress Palace that donates a trophy for the winners of this prestigious competitions – a 25 kilogram Cup.

In 2015 EUROSAF Match Racing, Open European Championship, Sails of White Nights-the National Congress Palace Cup, Official Event of the World Match Racing Tour for the first time is being supported by INTERPROCOM, the company, providing complex services in integration of IT systems.

TV channel “St.Petersburg” is the general media-partner and will provide full coverage of the event.

General internet partner is  Peterburg2.ru

Official partner in safety and security traditionally is announced security company “TITAN”.

Official partners of the regatta in the prize funda re: Calvin Klein – the most prestigious and luxurious perfume brand  and Lancaster – the brand that answers the aspiration of the people wearing sun-glasses.