The opening ceremony of the SB20 Russian Open took place at the Yacht-club St. Petersburg.
A welcoming speech to the participants of the competition was held by the president of the National SB20 Association Pavel Savchenko and the director of the championship Anna Basalkina.
After the national anthem of Russia sounded, the Principal Race officer Elena Morozova wished the sailors good winds and exciting races. At the end of the ceremony the participants of the Russian Open took a photo “for luck and a good memory” together with the organizers, and then went to the docks – to prepare for the races. The first start of the SB20 Russian Open 2016 is scheduled for 13 p.m.