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Face to Face with the Sea: Specifics of Single-Handed Sailing Seminar

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Face to Face with the Sea: Specifics of Single-Handed Sailing seminar will be held at the Russian Railway Museum. It will be performed by Irina Gracheva - master of sports, world record holder in the speed of crossing the Atlantic, winner and medalist of international regattas, member of the St. Petersburg Sailing Union and winner of the “Yachtsman of the Year in St. Petersburg 2017” prize. Irina is going to become the first Russian young woman to go on a long-distance transatlantic voyage face to face with the sea this year. She will be at the start of Mini-Transat – one of the largest single transatlantic races of the present which starts in France and finishes in the Caribbean islands.

During the seminar, Irina will talk about her experience gained in preparation for the Mini-Transat:

- Half a year in France alone with her yacht

- Documents required for participation in ocean racing

- Qualifications: experience required everywhere!

- Mini 6.5 Class: Ocean Racing School

- Yacht preparation

- Safety on board

- Athlete training

- Life on a 6.5-meter yacht in the ocean: food, sleep, loneliness

- Issues of strategy, tactics and meteorology in single offshore races

- Weather forecast and strategic planning

- Road book: what is it, why and how to use it

When: February 24, from 12:00 to 15:00

Where: Conference Hall of the Russian Railway Museum

Entrance to the seminar is free, registration is MANDATORY! Limited number of seats. You can register via the link: https://goo.gl/forms/tgJr3a50tmT1PqM42