Russian team supported by Gazprom wins Gazprom Swan European Regatta
The Gazprom Swan European Regatta featuring 40 crews on Swan yachts from seven largest European countries ended at Cowes (UK).
As part of the Regatta, the first Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship took place. The crew of Vladimir Lyubomirov, skipper of Russian yacht Bronenosec, Commodore of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club took the title of World Champions by winning 6 races out of 12. The team is sponsored by Gazprom.
“Vladimir Lyubomirov's team showed excellent style and competence. These are the qualities we highly appreciate and fully share with the crew,” said Vladimir Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.
“Having won the first Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, I am overwhelmed with pride. Our team is really strong and I would like to thank all the crew members. This victory is certainly important for us as we are one of the founders of the class, and it is a great honor for us to be the leaders of the fleet. Now, having become better acquainted with the waters of Solent we will face the difficult Rolex Fastnet Race better prepared this August,” said Vladimir Lyubomirov.
Being one of the global energy leaders, Gazprom Group largely focuses on its social policy and supports many Russian and international sports events, including sailing.
Gazprom currently develops cooperation with the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Nautor's Swan, including numerous projects to be implemented within six years, through to 2017.
The Gazprom Swan 60 yacht is a new unparalleled reliable boat for sailing courses and regattas. The Swan 60 Bronenosec yacht representing the St. Petersburg Yacht Club took part in 10 international regattas in the 2012–2013 season.