About the Sponsor
RussianFirst will be supported at Act 4, Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover by Barkli, an investment and construction corporation company based in Moscow. Established in 1993, Barkli has co-ordinated the development of top-tier real estate projects in the area of construction in civic, commercial, corporate and residential property. With participation in the renovation of more than 300 projects and developing 30 of their own, Barkli holds extensive experience in the building sector. Find out more about the company here.
About the Skipper
Georgy Shayduko, an Olympic silver medallist, will bring his extensive multihull experience to the Saint Petersburg stadium in June, wearing the captain’s armband for the first ever all-Russian crew competing on their home waters in Russia.
About the Team
The team, which is largely made up of sailors from Russia’s Olympic team includes four-time Olympian, Georgy Shayduko who will act as skipper, Rio 2016 hopeful Sergey Dzhienbaev as helmsman, Russia’s 2008 Olympic Tornado representative Pavel Kalinchev as mainsail trimmer, world champion skydiver Leonid Kazinets as headsail trimmer and 49er sailor Pavel Karachov as bowman. RussianFirst will be the first all-Russian team to compete in the Extreme Sailing Series.
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