St. Petersburg River Yacht Club
The St. Petersburg River Yacht Club, also known as St. Petersburg Central River Yacht Club or simply Central River Yacht Club, is a sailing club
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in Saint Petersburg
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. It is located on Petrovsky Island, off Peter's Passage, between the mouths of Malaya Neva
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and Malaya Nevka rivers. The Naval Yacht Club is close by.
FacilitiesThe club provides 24-hour security, as well as water and electricity connexions to moored yachts. It has showers, telephone and fax. Captains and crew of docked yachts have free use of the club facilities. A chandlery is on site, there are also repair facilities in a separate harbour, as well as a 12.5-ton crane.
HistoryThe St. Petersburg River Yacht Club was established in 1860 and is one of the oldest Yacht clubs in Russia
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. It was bestowed royal patronage by the tsar in 1910 on its 50th anniversary.
During the Soviet era This club went through a difficult period. It was renamed a few times, one of the clubs names then was "Central Yacht Club Trud". As part of the 1980 Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
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preparations program, the club was revived, so that the Soviet union would have a competing Olympic sailing fleet.