St. Petersburg
Below you can get information about staying in St. Petersburg.
If you have not found information interesting for you, please contact us at askquestions.rsx2019@gmail.com
Dear participant, welcome to St. Petersburg!
The Northern Capital of Russia as St. Petersburg is always named is true open-air museum that reflects the Russian history of last 300 years. With its rich heritage the city is large and lively where not only museums but clubs, bars and restaurants are abundant.

In 2019 for the first time St. Petersburg was granted hosting rights for the RS:X Youth World championship and this event promises to be really great.

The racing venue of the Youth Worlds will be Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg that is a new complex founded to commemorate this anniversary. The Park is located in a new developing area on the northern shore of the Gulf.
Info for participants
VISA
Russian visas can be obtained at local Russian Embassy or Consulate (Consulate locator: www.russianembassy.net)

The list of the countries whose citizens don't need visas to enter Russia can be found below.

The following basic documents should be submitted to the Consular Division of the Russian Embassy/Consulate/visa center in order to get a visa:

  1. Completed visa application signed by the applicant only (Link: visa.kdmid.ru)
  2. Valid international passport or another ID recognized as such in the Russian Federation with at least two blank pages for visas. The passport should be submitted in original only and should be valid for at least six months after visa's expiration date stated in the invitation.
  3. One picture of an applicant. Russian visa photo specifications
  4. Consular fee
  5. Invitation to Russia issued by St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
(Additional documents can be requested, please check this information at your local Russian Embassy/Consulate/visa center.)

In order to get the invitation from the Local Organizer, please feel visa application form that will appear on website on February 1st.

(If you are citizen of EU please fill the application form at least six weeks before your arrival in Russia. For other countries recommended deadline is three months).

For issues related to travel, transfers and accommodation, visa, and other questions please contact askquestions.rsx2019@gmail.com.


The list of the countries whose citizens don't need visas to enter Russia:

Unlimited period of visits:

  • Belarus
  • South Ossetia
For visits up to 90 days:

  • Abkhazia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • South Africa
  • Latvia (holders of a non-citizen passport)
  • Estonia (holders of a non-citizen passport)
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Venezuela
  • Guatemala
  • Chile
  • Israel
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • El Salvador
  • Uruguay
  • Fiji
  • Honduras
For visits up to 60 days:

  • South Korea
  • Mauritius
For visits up to 30 days:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cuba
  • Macao
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Serbia
  • Thailand
  • Mongolia
  • Seychelles
  • Brunei
  • Hong Kong
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
ACCOMMODATION
St Petersburg Yacht Club recommends you to stay in the following hotels.

In order to book the selected hotel at special price, please, write to the specified hotel email. In the text of the letter please write down special code, the number of rooms required, their type and dates of your stay.

Hotel park Krestovsky

Address: Severnaya Doroga 12, St. Petersburg, 195257
Website: otelpark.ru
Email: bron@otelpark.ru
Please use a promotional code "RSX2019" to get a special price.
Distance to venue 2km
Special price is 4 600 RUB (about 60 euro) per double room per night (with breakfast).

Hotel Lahta Plaza

Address: Primorsky prospect 78/1, St. Petersburg, 197374
Website: lahtaplaza.ru
Email: booking@lahtaplaza.ru
Please use a promotional code "RSX2019" to get a special price.
Distance to venue 1,5km
Special price is 5200 RUB (about 80 euro) per double room per night (with breakfast).

Hotel Piterland

Address: Primorsky district 72, St. Petersburg, 197374
Website: piterland.ru
Email: sales@pl-hotel.ru
Please use a promotional code "yacht2019" to get a special price.
Distance to venue 0,5km
Special price is 6800 RUB (about 90 euro) per double room per night (with breakfast).



For issues related to travel, transfers and accommodation, visa, and other questions please contact askquestions.rsx2019@gmail.com
BRINGING EQUIPMENT
We conducted a survey among airlines and we hasten to inform you that Lufthansa Airlines and Aeroflot are ready to take on your equipment: board, sail, etc.
We sent requests for transportation of RS:X equipment (boards, sails, etc.) to several airlines: Turkish Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Qatar, KLM, Emirates, Air France and Swiss Airlines. Unfortunately, these airlines responded that they could not take non-standard luggage on board.

Airline S7 replied that their planes can accept such baggage, but sailors have to ask about it before booking flight.

How to bring equipment (board, sail, etc.) with Aeroflot airlines step by step:
1. Go to the site of Aeroflot, and select the nearest departure city to you in the route list
2. Call the Aeroflot hotline (https://www.aeroflot.ru/en/en/offices/free_numbers) to book a ticket from that nearest city to St. Petersburg (24 hours without pay) and tell the operator that you have overweight and oversized baggage. Please, tell the operator the size of your equipment.
3. The next day (but not more than 24 hours later) call the hotline number again and receive a confirmation of a reservation for you and your equipment on the Aeroflot flight.
4. Enjoy your flight. We are waiting for you in the championship RS:X 2019 in St.-Petersburg.

Act in a similar way to bring your equipment with Lufthansa airlines.
TRANSPORTATION
FROM PULKOVO AIRPORT

By public transport

Step 1: At the Pulkovo Int'l Airport, take Bus #39 or 39E to Moskovskaya station (~30 min).
Step 2: At Moskovskaya Station, transfer to Saint Petersburg Subway*.
Step 3: Go to the Begovaya station (Green line).
Step 4: Get off at Begovaya station, then walk to the venue. (500 m, about 10 minutes).

*Download Yandex.Metro app for iOS and Android (Free).

The travel time is approximately 90 minutes.
Estimated Price: ~ €10.

By taxi

– Order a taxi to Primorskiy Prospekt, 74.
We recommend you to choose: Yandex.taxi (iOS and Android) or Uber (iOS and Android)
Apps are free and available in English.

The travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
Estimated Price: ~ €20

FROM FINLYANDSKY RAILWAY STATION

By direct bus

Step 1: At the Finlyandsky Vokzal (Railway station) bus stop, take Bus K-400 in the direction of Zelenogorsk.
Step 2: Get off at Turistiskaya bus stop (9 stops, ~20-30 minutes).
Step 3: Walk to the venue. (600 m, about 10 minutes).

The travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
Estimated Price: ~ €1.5

By subway

Step 1: Transfer to Saint Petersburg Subway: get off at Finlyandky Railway Station and walk ~300 m. to the Ploschad' Lenina subway station (Red line).
Step 2: Go to the Begovaya station (Green line).
Step 3: Get off at Begovaya station, then walk to the venue. (500 m, about 10 minutes).

The travel time is approximately 40 minutes.
Estimated Price: ~ €1.5.

By taxi

– Order a taxi to Primorskiy Prospekt, 74.
We recommend you to choose: Yandex.taxi (iOS and Android) or Uber (iOS and Android)
Apps are free and available in English.

The travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Estimated Price: ~ 10€.

USEFUL TRAVEL APPS

Taxi: Yandex.Taxi, Uber.
Subway: Yandex.Metro.
Maps: Google Maps, Yandex.Maps, Maps.me (works offline).



If you need a parking slot please feel the application form that will appear on the website.
PROGRAM
August 4 - day of arrival, registration of participants

August 5 - registration of participants, the opening ceremony of the regatta

August 6 - coaching briefing, 11:00 start of the first race of the race day

August 7- coaching briefing, 11:00 start of the first race of the race day

August 8 - coaching briefing, 11:00 start of the first race of the race day, 18:00 CREW PARTY

August 9 - coaching briefing, 11:00 start of the first race of the race day

August 10 - coaching briefing, 11:00 start of the first race of the race day, 18:30 regatta award ceremony, regatta closing ceremony.

August 11 - departure day

TRAINING BEFORE THE RS:X YWC
Get all latest news and updates on our Telegram channel: rsxspb19.

Dear participants! We are very glad to welcome those who decided to have training sessions before the RS:X YWC. Saint Petersburg Yacht Club is ready to provide you facilities for the training camp from 31.07 to 03.08.
Please find some useful information below.


I. ST. PETERSBURG YACHT CLUB MAP

Saint Petersburg Yacht Club full address:
197229, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Lakhta settlement, 19A Beregovaya str.

Show this address to the taxi driver :
Лахта, улица Береговая 19 А

Map Legend:
1. Entrance to Yacht Club
2. Equipment storage
3. Equipment installation
4. Trailer storage
5. Harbor Master (3rd floor)
6. RIB Mooring Area
7. Book of records of entry and exit
of the harbor
8. Changing Rooms
9. Cafe

II. TRAINING SESSIONS
1) All the teams should train in the training area marked with red buoys. This area is a safe area for training. (picture 1)
2) Buoys will be installed every day from 31.07 to 03.08 from 10:00 to 18:00.
3) All sailors should come back ashore no later than 18:30.

III. BOOK OF RECORDS OF ENTRY AND EXIT OF THE HARBOR
Every sailor must sign when going on water and after coming back.

IV. FUEL
Fuel Water Stations for RIBs are marked white circle "Fuel". (picture 1)
You can also fuel the RIBs using gas canister in Car Fuel Stations.

V. SAFETY ON WATER DURING TRAINING 31.08 – 03.08
– Participants should have training only inside marked training area.There will be one safety RIB on watch during the training period daily from 10:00 to 18:00
– Safety RIBs are marked with yellow flag "MARSHALL". Participants must follow commands from the safety RIBs.

VI. CONTACTS
– Information regarding all issues in harbor of Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and training sessions: Marina Larenkova +79218496627 (WhatsApp/Phone)

VII. EMERGENCY

In case of emergency use VHF Radio channel 69 or phone number 112.

USEFUL APPs and CONTACTS
USEFUL APPs

Uber Russia - taxi. You can use your bank card to pay for journey and avoid cash payment.
Yandex taxi - taxi. You can use your bank card to pay for journey and avoid cash payment.

Spb transport online - all information about public transport in Saint Petersburg. You can find what land transport passes nearby and when the bus, trolley or tram will arrive at the stop.
Yandex metro - you can build the best route, find the station you want. The application does not require an Internet connection.

Visit Saint-Petersburg - all information about places of interest, museums and etc.

The most Spb - don't forget to be on the right side of the bridges when they will be open. This app will let you know when bridges are open during night.

Maps.me - offline maps.

Google translate - not everybody in Spb speaks English so it is better to have translator with you.

2Gis - good adviser about where to go in Spb. Information about shops, restaurants, bars around you.

CONTACTS

Saint Petersburg Yacht Club full address:
197229, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Lakhta settlement, 19A Beregovaya str.

RS:X Youth World Championship event site adress: Primorskiy prospekt 74, Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg

RS:X Chief Liaison Officer: +79650415934 (WhatsApp/Phone)
Our liaison service is happy to support you with all kind of information you need during your visit to Saint Petersburg.
They will help you to solve issues like:
- buy local sim card or travel card for public transport
- book tickets to museum or find bike rental office
- get advice about nearest supermarket or good restaurant and other challenges you may face.

Training days sport manager: +79218496627 (WhatsApp/Phone)
This person will provide you all Information regarding equipment storage in Saint Petersburg Yacht Club and training sessions.

Email askquestions.rsx2019@gmail.com
As usually you can send your question to our email or contact us personally on site via Race office reception.

EMERGENCY
In case of emergency use VHF Radio channel 69 or phone number 112.
REGISTRATION ON SITE. AUGUST 4-5
Get all latest news and updates on our Telegram channel: rsxspb19
Don't have Telegram? Just download Telegram app on your phone and find our channel. Super easy!


Dear participants!
Registration for the Youth World Championship will be held at Race Village on August 4 (from 10:00 to 17:00) and August 5 (from 09:00 to 12:00).

On August 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - photo session for participants.

Address: Park of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg, Primorskiy prospect 74.
(Show this address to the taxi driver:

Парк 300-летия Санкт-Петербурга, Приморский проспект 74)

There will be two areas at Race Village:
  • Festival area –accesses for participants and public. Here will be stage for ceremonies, chill out zone for participants and festival activities.
  • Sport area – access only for participants, coaches, org team, race committee. Here will be race office, equipment storage, pontoon).
REGISTRATION AT RACE VILLAGE

STEP 1. Entrance #1
Participants with coaches and/or other accompanying (parents, friends) shall come through the Entrance 1 where:
  • participant gets the PARTICIPANT CHECK LIST for registration;
  • coach gets the COACH CHECK LIST for registration;
  • parent and friends are registered and given yellow wristband
STEP 2. EQUIPMENT STORAGE
Then participant should go to the equipment storage where measurement of equipment will take place. There:
  • Equipment should be measured
  • Equipment can be stored there after measurement.
STEP 3. CHILL OUT ZONE
Registration for participants and coaches will be held at chill out zone where:
  • Participant and coach will go through all document formalities;
- Table 1. Check of the entry form
- Table 2. Check of the ID and check of entry fee
- Table 3. Check of the insurance
  • Get the handout that includes t-shirt, stickers, and personal badge.
- Table 4. Handouts for coaches
- Table 5. Handouts for participants

THOSE WHO WILL COME TO THE RACE VILLAGE BY WATER SHOULD COLLECT CHECK LISTS AT STORAGE AREA BEFORE THEY WILL MEASURE EQUIPMENT
SAFETY ON WATER
Dear participants! On August 4 we expect you to move from Saint Petersburg Yacht Club to the Race Village at Park of 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg. Detailed information about registration you can find in our info letter #3 or on our website http://rsx.spbyc.ru/en/venue

SAFETY ON WATER PLAN

Emergency
In case of emergency use VHF Radio channel 69 or phone number 112.

SAFETY BRIFINGS:

Safety briefings will be held daily and must be attended by the representative of the team.
August 5th at 12:30, during Coaches meeting, Race office
August 6th - August 10th at 9:00 during Coaches meeting, Race office

RACING AREA


RACING AREA will be marked with orange buoys with Gazprom logo that will be installed daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

Safe passage (SAFE AREA) to the RACING AREA will be marked with orange buoys that will be installed daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

All safety RIBs will be marked with flag "MARSHALL" or have special rescue coloring.
Rib's will be on duty daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
Safety Ribs will keep watch on CH 69.

TRAINING AND RACING AREA


  • All participants must sail INSIDE TRAINING AND RACING AREA marked with orange buys with Gazprom logo. This area is a safe and secured by safety RIB's.
  • All participants must stay INSIDE SAFE AREA on their way to the RACING AREA and back.
  • All sailors must follow commands from the safety RIBS
Example: Participant is leaving RACING AREA. Safety RIB will give him sound signal to
return inside RACING AREA. Participant should immediately change course and return
inside safety perimeter.

  • All sailors should come back ashore no later than 18:00
  • All sailors should leave their personal beidge when going on water and collect it on return.

CONTACTS
RS:X Chief Liaison Officer: +79650415934 (WhatsApp/Phone) Our liaison service is happy to support you with all kind of information you need during your visit to Saint Petersburg.

Sport manager: +79218496627 (WhatsApp/Phone) – you can address her your questions about registration and other sport program issues.

Email askquestions.rsx2019@gmail.com
As usually you can send your question to our email or contact us personally on site via Race office reception.
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