Russian regatta to be sailed at 1870 metres above sea level

Russia will host an international sailing event at the height of 1,870 metres above sea level from 23-28 July 2019.

This regatta will welcome guests and professional crews from all over the world. The Kezenoy-Am Cup 2019 is organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Chechen Republic and the Chechen Sailing Federation.

The regatta will be sailed on the SB20 sailboats, a modern one-design keelboat, with crew no more than four people. About 24 crews will participate in the regatta. The venue is the unique and beautiful Lake Kezenoy-Am, located in northern part of Caucasus Mountains.

Four racing days and a variety of shore activities are organized for the international participants and guests. The cultural programme includes excursions, national dance shows and an introduction to the history and culture of Chechnya.

Luca Babini (ITA), who is a qualified international umpire with outstanding experience in the America’s Cup and 2012 Olympic Games, has been invited to judge the races as the head of the international jury.

All interested participants or delegates who require an entry visa into Russia to attend this regatta, will be assisted by the organizing committee. We can provide an official invitation to the regatta on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism of the Chechen Republic.

Organizing Authority provides boat charter, accommodation, meals, transfers, sightseeing tours and entertainment program for 450 Euro (per team).

More details of the Kezenoy-Am Cup 2019 and entry are available at the Sailing Federation website here –

To apply for the regatta, please complete the entry form on our website – 

The sailors will be fighting for many prizes including: the Kezenoy-Am challenge cup, which is passed to the next champion every year; prize money of 16,000 EUR – the equivalent of 1,200,000 RUB– and a special prize from our partner Hamilton, a well-known and reputable international watch brand.

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