An 18-boat J/70 fleet from across Russia gathered together at the Pirogovo Yacht Club on the Klyazma River immediately north of Moscow for a four-day weekend of racing. With nearly perfect fall weather, the PYC PRO managed to run 15 races. The first day dawned sunny and warm with a 5-10 knots breeze flowing down the river that ultimately built to 17 knots of breeze. For the next two days, the weather hardly changed, with the same conditions blessing everyone with great racing conditions on flat water. In the end, it was the AKHMAT TEAM who won with a strong 48 points in the 15 races, for a 3.7 average in 13 races counted. A familiar team took the silver, Valeriya Kovalenko’s ARTTUBE RUS1 with a nearly similar scoreline for 52 points. She just beat by one point a newcomer to the Russian J/70 circuit, the ELF TEAM. For more Russian J/70 Championship information, visit

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