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6-10
March
2019


CROCUS EXPO
Pavilion 3, halls 13, 14

Round the world solo sailing

8 March 2017

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.


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