Monday, July 24, 2017

Baltic Yacht Week, St. Petersburg 2017

For the 5th year running, the Yacht Club of St Petersburg welcomed a fleet for Baltic Yacht Week 2017 that takes part in 3 major regattas for classic boats on the Baltic sea: the Stockholm, St Petersburg and Helsinki Classic Weeks. So I decided to learn more about it and to organize my day off for a visit.
Two vessels joined to regattas is the sailing vessel "Young Baltic sailor" built in 1980 in Russia, St Petersburg and another one is the sailing vessel "Roald Amundsen" that was built in 1952 in Germany, Hamburg.

"Young Baltic sailor"
"Roald Amundsen"

It was written the event offers an excellent opportunity for young people in St Petersburg to touch upon marine culture, the spirit of travel and the beauty of antique sailing vessels. I thought: why the young people only will be interested? I am also interested in sailor boats those remind me old movies about buccaneers and adventures...
The sailing boat "Roald Amundsen" named after the Norwegian traveler. This 50-meter-long ship is currently the training ship to cross the Atlantic ocean.
The vessels arrived through the St.Petersburg draw bridges into the Neva river, before finally anchoring on an embankment of the Vasilievsky island. This year the festival is to include exhibitions and competitions in the time of the current Russian 'White Nights'.

The day when I came the "Roald Amundsen" open vessel day has been As other people I have had a chance to climb aboard to see the vessel and take pictures.

At first I've read about the crew:
'At the heart of the voyage lies the experience of the whole crew sailing our ship together in accordance with traditional seamanship. On the first day of your voyage the regular crew will show the new trainees how our ship works and sails - sailing experience is thus not necessary. All the jobs on board, whether in the rigging or on deck, are undertaken together instructed by the experienced watch leaders and deck hands'.

There is a pier for the cruise ferry at the other side of Neva river, on the England embankment. This summer cruise season the Passenger port of St. Petersburg has received 12 cruise ships. The ferries "Silver Sea" and "Princess Anna" called to St. Petersburg for the first time during the 2017 cruise season.

The cruise tourists partake in guided tours in my city, visit the famous museums as Hermitage and Russian Art State museum, the historic suburbs Peterhof and Tsar village.
I loved visiting vessels because I couldn't miss such interesting event that day.


  1. Such a wonderful tour, Nadezda! Gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. A very interesting event. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. Beautiful ships. We have events called tall ships when one to three will come into port. It is always a highly attended event. :-)

    1. I agree, here many people love these events as well, Judy.

  4. Fabulous photos. So beautiful ships and the sky looking so nicely. I would like to visit this place. I was in similar place but many years ago. You reminded me about it.
    Have a very nice week dear Nadezda. :)

  5. This sounds like a nice adventure! I like also seeing ships on the sea.
    Unfortunately the sea (North/East sea) is not that close to our area.
    Have a nice week, Nadezda

    1. Yes, it was interesting adventure, Sigrid, thank you!

  6. Preciosas fotos! Son unos fantásticos veleros, me encantan! Aquí cerca, en la Escuela Naval, está el velero "Juan Sebastián Elcano" un hermoso Buque Escuela.
    Buena semana

    1. A mi me encantan los veleros tambien, Tania!

  7. Oh Nadezda!
    You presented beautiful ships.
    And the sky looks phenomenal.

    Fantastic pictures, relationship!
    I'm delighted, Nadezda :)

    1. Lucja, the sky was cloudy but it looks interesting on the photos.
      Have a nice weekend!

  8. Nadezda, I have always admired these beautiful old sailing vessels. However, the modern liners which you show are also quite magnificent.

    1. Oh. yes Alistair, modern ferries look more comfortable,you're right!

  9. How exciting! What beautiful ships!

  10. Boa tarde, o barco escola é maravilhoso, assim como a selecção de fotos é fantastica.
    Feliz fim de semana,


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