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Gazprom Team Russia

(Russia)

Russia’s 2012 and 2008 Olympic Laser sailor Igor Lisovenko leads the team flying his home flag, and for the first time this season a all-Russians crew will be racing in Turkey including 2015 Series sailors Alexander Bozhko and experienced 49er sailor Aleksey Kulakov. Pavel Kalinichev and Pavel Karachov step onboard for the first time this season in Istanbul, having previously raced on the circuit for the invitational team in Saint Petersburg in 2014.

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Igor Lisovenko

Igor Lisovenko

Russia

Skipper

2015 will be Igor’s second season on the circuit. He’s a National Champion in the laser class and has represented his country at the London 2012, and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Igor also has experience in the RC44 class.

Pavel Kalinchev

Pavel Kalinchev

Russia

Tactician

Having competed in the 2008 Qingdao Olympics in the Tornado class, Kalinchev will be bringing with him his extensive multihull experience to the boat in Turkey, and having raced in the Series at the Saint Petersburg Act in 2015 he is no stranger to the Extreme 40.

Pavel Karachov

Pavel Karachov

Russia

Mainsail Trimmer

​This six times National Champion in the 49er class joins the all-Russian crew for the first time this season.

Alexander Bozhko

Alexander Bozhko

Russia

Trimmer

Russian laser sailor Alexander Bozhko holds experience on the RC44 Championship Tour and will be making his Extreme 40 debut in 2015 with the only Russian entry.

Aleksey Kulakov

Aleksey Kulakov

Russia

Bowman

Aleksey is an experienced dinghy sailor and one of Russia’s top 49er sailors. He has competed with the Synergy Russian Sailing Team in the RC44 class and won the 40 feet ORC National Cup 3 consecutive years. This will be his second season on the Extreme 40 circuit, and when he’s not sailing he’s a surgeon.

Gazprom

Working closely with the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Gazprom have set up an initiative aimed at providing young Russian sailors the opportunities to compete at top international sailing events, such as the Extreme Sailing Series™.

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