Kezenoy-Am 2017

About the Cup

On 5–9 July, 2017 the first regatta in the history of the Chechen Republic "Kezenoy-Am Cup" came off.

The competition was carried out on the lake eponymous to the name of the regatta, situated 1870 m above sea level bordering on the Chechen Republic and Dagestan, and regarded as Pearl of the North Caucasus.

Today, ‘Kezenoy-Am Cup’ is deemed one of the highest-altitude sailing events in the world.

Purposefully for the regatta SB20 sailboats were brought to the lake. Sportsmen came from 8 countries, including New Zealand and the USA.

  • 19 teams
  • 63 sailors from 8 countries including New Zealand and the USA
  • 15 masters of sports
  • 5 world champions
  • 3 participants of the Olympic Games
  • 1 Olympic medalist

19 teams were divided into two groups. 8 teams faced each other in the former one and 11 combined crews with an expert helm — in the latter. Qualification lasted two racing days. The winners in Group 1 were determined yet on the second racing day while in Group 2 final races came about on the third day.

‘Kezenoy-Am Cup 2017’ results

PlaceGroup 1Group 2
1 Team: ArtTube RUS-1
Country: Russia
Helm: Aleksandr Bozhko
Team: Chetyre vetra
Country: Russia
Helm: Leonid Klepikov
2 Team: Nordmarine
Country: Russia
Helm: Valentin Uvarkin
Team: RiverSail Bravo
Country: Russia
Helm: Vladimir Bodrikov
3 Team: My Marusya
Country: Russia
Helm: Anna Basalkina
Team: Sireny
Country: Russia
Helm: Tatiana Lartceva
PlaceWinners
1 Team: ArtTube RUS-1
Country: Russia
Helm: Aleksandr Bozhko
2 Team: My Marusya
Country: Russia
Helm: Anna Basalkina
3 Team: Nordmarine
Country: Russia
Helm: Valentin Uvarkin
PlaceSubset 1
1 Team: ArtTube RUS-1
Country: Russia
Helm: Aleksandr Bozhko
2 Team: Nordmarine
Country: Russia
Helm: Valentin Uvarkin
3 Team: My Marusya
Country: Russia
Helm: Anna Basalkina
PlaceSubset 1Subset 2
1 Team: Forward
Country: Russia
Helm: Georgii Shaiduko
Team: Chetyre vetra
Country: Russia
Helm: Leonid Klepikov
2 Team: Firsov Sailing
Country: Russia
Helm: Iurii Firsov
Team: RiverSail Bravo
Country: Russia
Helm: Vladimir Bodrikov
3 Team: Sireny
Country: Russia
Helm: Tatiana Lartceva
Team: Unesennye vetrom
Country: Croatia, Russia
Helm: Goran Ivankovich

On the closing day of the regatta Head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov arrived to welcome the competitors. He witnessed the Superfinal that embraced the winning teams of the two groups. Awarding the winners Ramzan Kadyrov remarked on the future of sailing in the Chechen Republic: “I am convinced that the administration and the government of the republic will facilitate the organisation of such events”.

The competition distributed 2,7 in prize money.

I am convinced that the administration and the government of the republic will facilitate the organisation of such events.

Ramzan Kadyrov

In addition to races the competitors enjoyed extensive leisure programme: live performances, trip to the ancient settlement Khoy in the weather and with video-installations. And in Grozny dancing waters of the music fountain to be found in Dubai were set in motion especially for the guests and participants of the regatta. There were also workshops on children’s dinghies ‘Optimist’ on the lake, horseriding and driving sessions on DK Racing cars.

Alpine weather imposed its will during the whole regatta. Several times on a daily basis the teams found themselves in the white screen of clouds lacking field of vision, and wind direction swirled up to the opposite. That all erected additional limitations even for skilled helmsmen and the judges headed by Luka Babini (Italy).

How it was:

Георгий Шайдуко

The first regatta in the Chechen Republic was executed at the highest level, the bar has been set quite high!

Georgy Shaiduko
Honoured master of sports, Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games silver medalist in ‘Soling’; World, Europe, USSR and Russia Champion
Юрий Шувалов

We have witnessed superb hospitality

Yuri Shuvalov
Master of sports of international class, Micro Europe Cup Champion
Анна Басалкина

The competitors’ strength is high-level. The appeal of the event is huge

Anna Basalkina
Master of sports of international class, participant of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, multiple champion and medalist at World, Europe, Russia championships in different classes
Юрий Фирсов

Those who visited Kezenoy-Am Cup were astounded, and next year there will be no end to participants

Yuri Firsov
Master of sports of international class, nine-times Champion of Russia, Vice-Champion of a world championship, Europe Championship Bronze medalist
Аманда Сакстон

I haven’t seen such a stirring landscape anywhere else

Amanda Saxton
Kezenoy-Am Cup 2017 participant from New Zealand
Игорь Лисовенко

We have taken great pleasure and are sure to return!

Igor Lisovenko
ArtTube RUS-1 Team tactician — Winner of Kezenoy-Am Cup 2017 and Supercut ‘Akhmat’
Лука Бабини

In Italy, we say: a successful start brings you halfway to the goal. The start was outstanding, and I’m sure that the regatta will become annual.

Luka Babini
Principal Race Officer of Kezenoy-Am Cup 2017, umpire at America’s Cup in 2005–2006 and London 2012 Olympic Games
Film about Kezenoy-Am Cup 2017

Partners of the regattas by The Sailing Federation of the Chechen Republic

Бизнес-Океан
Interea Group
Юго-Западный банк ПАО Сбербанк
МЕГА-ПРИНТ
SEA-DOO
EVINRUDE
FORMULA 7
АЙРА
KEZENOY HOTEL
SportFlot
BIC SUP
ZHIK
VTSPORT
ALINA & K
LUX-CINEMA
Findart
DALLMAYR
Yachting Rus
VIVO

Supported by

Комитет по туризму Чеченской Республики
Ассоциация яхт класса SB20
Всероссийская Федерация Парусного Спорта

Major media partners

YACHT RUSSIA
ЧГТРК Грозный
ТАСС

Media partners

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RUSSIAN MUSICBOX
КАВКАЗ СЕГОДНЯ
Statuss Magazine
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Спортивная Россия
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Российский Стадион
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