RS:X Youth Worlds 2019 News – St. Petersburg, Russia

2019 RS:X Windsurfing Youth World Championships
4th-10th August, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Dear Sailors!​

We look forward to seeing you at the championship in St. Petersburg! For your comfort in the championship, we have created an excellent team of liaison officers. Our liaison officers will be happy to help you adapt in our city and answer your questions: finding a taxi at the airport, hotel accommodation, currency exchange, buying a SIM card, public transport, museums information, and so on. The liaison officers will duplicate the information flow from the organizing committee: the schedule of events, registration issues, rules and restrictions.​

In the near future, we will distribute liaison officers by teams and individual athletes. During the week since the moment we had got your registration fee the liaison officers will contact you to meet and help you throughout your stay in Russia. First letters will be issued at June 20. So you’ll enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere with best STI and tall ships hospitality traditions.

We also have information on airport transfer for you and your equipment. To use the transfer service please contact Dmitry Tretyakov. If you already know the date and time of your arrival in St. Petersburg, please book your transfer now. Write to him when you plan to arrive, how many people are you and the amount of material. The transfer price is 50 euros for 1 minibus.

Transfer – Dmitry Tretyakov contacts:

​We sincerely want you to feel dear and welcome guests in Russia and St. Petersburg.​
​​Remember, making a visa to Russia takes time! Please start processing the documents now!


How to bring equipment with you to St. Petersburg?

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 ( 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.
Remember, making a visa to Russia takes time! Please start processing the documents now!


Only ten weeks before the start of the 2019 RS:X Youth World Championships in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russian Federation!

Most people need a visa and visa invitation to travel to Russia. Some people may only need their valid passport. Check if you need visa at VISA tab​ here​
Please register online for the event and fill this​ Application Form​ as soon as possible so we can issue the visa invitation letter.

How to get a Visa to Russia:
1. Contact the Russian Consulate (​
2. Contact your local travel agency.
3. Contact a trusted agent we recommend: Natalia Steblau​​ (only for EU citizens)

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of St. Petersburg are available at​
The Organizing Committee has partnered with a number of wonderful hotels to offer participants, coaches, families and friends preferential rates during the event, but please book early, space is limited.​
All information is​ here

With best regards,
Andrey Chikanov
Project manager
RS:X YWC 2019
Saint-Petersburg Yacht club

Photos: RS:X Class

The Event website:


See SITE VISIT PHOTOS (on 15 June 2019):

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