The first official championship of the Kaliningrad region in Russia took place for a fleet of a dozen J/70s on the lake. In the end, the Kaliningrad Yacht Club’s PRO managed to run 14 races for the 60 sailors. Interestingly, over half of the crews were under 24 years of age. The winning team on AMBER SAIL consisted of skipper Karo Karapatan and crew of Vadim Kopylov, Mikhail Kopylov and Ulyana Ustyuzhaninova. Second was the KEN GURU TEAM with skipper Vladimir Nekrasov and crew of Maxim Lviv, Victoria Yakubova, Andrei Babeshko and Ilona Zhilinskaya. The bronze medal went to the KMB team consisting of skipper Konstantin Blinov and crew of Vitaly Lukin, Kirill Lukin, Elena Lisov and Alexey Blinov. Thank you KOPS and J/70 Russia Class Association for providing the boats and active assistance in regatta. For more Russian J/70 class information, visit

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