Semifinal 2, St. Petersburg Aug 03 - Aug 06


Location: Peter and Paul Fortress

Friday, August 3
09:00 to 12:00hrs     Registration
12:00hrs    Opening Ceremony
12:30hrs    Skippers’ briefing
13:30hrs    First warning signal for racing

Saturday, August 4
09:00hrs    Skippers’ briefing
10:00hrs    First warning signal for racing


Sunday, August 5
10:00hrs    Skippers’ briefing
11:00hrs    First warning signal for racing
19:30hrs    Team BBQ

Monday, August 6
09:30hrs    Skippers’ briefing
10:30hrs    First warning signal for racing
15:00hrs    Last possible warning signal for racing
16:30hrs    Prize giving ceremony


SCL in Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg Yacht Club is part of SAILING Champions League since 2016 and hosts Semifinal 2 on river Nieva in the iconic historical heart of St. Petersburg. The sailing conditions in the city centre with lots of wind shifts and strong current make this semifinal the most difficult place to win at. Racing in front of the historical background of the previous Emperor’s capital delivers a fascinating feeling for once in a life time experience.

The City
St. Petersburg is the former Russian capital whose mysterious White Nights and winding canals inspired such literary giants as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nikolai Gogol. Constructed from scratch out of marshland in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has seen more revolution, war and political intrigue in its 350 years than other cities witness in a millennium. This history is apparent at every turn. Nowadays this is one of the largest European cities where history is combined with modern. Besides, St. Petersburg is the unofficial sailing capital of Russia.

Saint Petersburg Yacht Club
The regional public sport organization Saint Petersburg Yacht Club was established in 2007. Its main mission is to maintain the ideals of maritime culture on land and on sea and to develop nautical sports, as well as to grow enthusiasm for sailing. The Yacht Club’s philosophy is based not only on necessity to preserve but also on a commitment to transfer to future generations the Russian nautical cultural heritage, along with Russian and world maritime history.

Further information about SPBYC here

General Partner PJSC Gazprom.
PJSC Gazprom is a global energy company. Main areas of focus are geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power. Gazprom Company actively supports the development of sport, including sailing. PJSC Gazprom and Saint Petersburg Yacht Club organise a series of children’s sailing races “Optimists of the Northern Capital – the Gazprom Cup”; they organise the international offshore race along the route of “Nord Stream” pipeline, Nord Stream Race, and implement other sailing projects as SAILING Champions League.