Leaders of the Russian national team will participate in the Regatta of outstanding sailors at SPIEF 2024

Leaders of the Russian national team will participate in the Regatta of outstanding sailors at SPIEF 2024

The leaders of the Russian national team will participate in the first stage of the Tenzor International Cup regatta named in honour of Igor Chentsov, the Chairman of the Presidium and First Vice-President of the Russian Yachting Federation.

The competition will take place from 30 May to 2 June as part of the sports programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The venue for the event is the Tenzor Sailing Club near Moscow.

Leading the start of the regatta will be Victoria Liksanova. Liksanova is the top-ranked sailor of the Russian national team in the Olympic class 49er FX, a multiple-time Russian champion, and the winner of the Spartakiad.

“In this regatta, I will compete in a different class – MX700. Working in a crew of three to four people will allow me to gain valuable experience that can be used in the Olympic class in the future. It will greatly help my professional growth. It is important to have more of these interesting and prestigious races, especially now,” said Victoria Liksanova.

The most experienced participant of the regatta will be Dmitry Berezkin, a European champion and participant of four Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) who turned 61 this year, having been involved in sailing for 50 years.

Also participating in the Igor Chentsov Tenzor International Cup will be Andrey Kirilyuk, who competed in the Olympic Games of 1996, 2000, and 2004 in the Laser, Soling, and Tornado classes. Additionally, other sailors who represented Russia at the Olympics and world championships in the 470 and Laser classes will join, including the brothers Maxim and Mikhail Sheremetev, Pavel Sozykin, Alisa Kirilyuk, and Igor Lisovenko.

The regatta will open the season of the Tenzor International Cup International Sailing Tournament, which will be dedicated to the memory of outstanding people in sailing. The first stage of the project is supported by the Russian Yachting Federation, the Roscongress Foundation, and the Sports Training Center of the Russian national teams.

“The history of sailing is rich in traditions, events, and, of course, people who have left their mark on it. Nowadays, this knowledge is studied to a much lesser extent than in Soviet times. Therefore, the importance of tournaments named after iconic figures is increasing as such events become a portal to the world of sailing history. I personally knew Igor Viktorovich Chentsov, we talked at regattas where he came with a delegation. He was one of the bright figures who actively contributed to the development of sailing in Russia,” noted Dmitry Berezkin.

The Tenzor International Cup will combine four stages, which will take place from June to November in Pestovo near Moscow and in Sochi. The total prize fund of the tournament will be RUB 2 million.

Location of the event: Pestovskaya Ulitsa, Rumyantsevo, Mytishchi, Moscow Region.

To cover the first regatta of the tournament, accreditation badges for SPIEF are required: or you can submit an application to the event’s press service:

Photo: Elena Razina

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