Igor Zaretskiy’s press conference was held within the frames of the Moscow Boat Show. Igor Zaretskiy today is the only representative of Russia applied for participation in GoldenGlobe 2018/19 round the world solo sailing race.
Igor Zaretskiy is one of Russia’s most experienced international sailors. He has twice won the Russian ¼ Ton championship, competed in multiple RORC Caribbean races, and such classics as the Fastnet, Newport-Bermuda and Middle Sea races. In 2010 he won the Jester Challenge singlehanded transatlantic race, a feat that won him Russia’s Yachtsman of the Year title. His preference is for a Belliure Endurance 35 class yacht, which he hopes to buy during the winter of 2016/7.
To celebrate Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race will be staged to mark the 50th Anniversary of that epic, starting from Falmouth on 16 June, 2018.
Like the original Sunday Times event,the 2018 Golden Globe Race is very simple. Depart Falmouth, England on June 16th 2018 and sail solo, non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes and return to Falmouth. Entrants are limited to sailing similar yachts and equipment to what was available to Sir Robin in that first race. That means sailing without modern technology or benefit of satellite based navigation aids. Competitors must sail in production boats between 32ft and 36ft overall (9.75 – 10.97m) designed prior to 1988 that have a full-length keel with rudder attached to their trailing edge. These yachts are heavily built, strong and sturdy, similar in concept to Sir Robin’s 32ft vessel Suhaili.
All willing had an opportunity to make questions and receive detailed answers. The press conference had been initiated and organized by YACHT RUSSIA magazine.
Special attention within Moscow Boat Show is traditionally paid to development and promotion of children's sailing.
Igor Zaretskiy, the only representative of Russia applied for participation in GoldenGlobe 2018/19 round the world solo sailing race, told the guests of the show about forthcoming race.
Moscow Boat Show, the largest Russian exhibition of the yachting branch incorporating the most impressive representatives of the yachting world, branch specialists, professional sportsmen and fans of this spectacular sport has been opened today in Crocus Expo IEC.
A program of events devoted to the anniversary of sailing sport in Moscow and the Moscow region will be presented at the Moscow Boat Show.
Antonina Lebedinskaya, business coach of Moscow Business School, will hold a master class about an effective team management at the Moscow Boat Show.