Sailing legends in the crew staff of Sunflower team will take part in the 5th stage of the Tenzor International Cup – J/70 Open Winter Series 2023-2024

Viktor Fogelson, Oleg Khopersky, Vyacheslav Kaptyukhin and Valentin Zubkov are the names of outstanding sailors with extensive sailing experience and achievements. Together, these four will compete in the regatta of the final stage of the winter series Tenzor International Cup – J/70 Open Winter Series 2023-2024 in Turkey.

The regatta will take place from April 11 to 14 in Bodrum, Turkey, in the waters of Aspat Bay and will summarize the results of the five-stage open series in the J/70 class.

Vyacheslav Kaptyukhin: "Our team is called Sunflower. We have been participating in regattas together since 2007. For many years we have been winners of international regattas in Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Cascais, etc. Our captain and helmsman Victor Fogelson is the leader and organizer of all our travels and adventures. Oleg Khopersky is an honored master of sports, multiple winner and prize-winner of a huge number of regattas on all continents of the earth – he has more than 140 medals on his account, participant of five Olympiads, head coach of the Russian national sailing team in 2008. Vyacheslav Kaptyukhin is a master of sports of international class, winner of regattas in match races, European champion. We perform in regattas on a Dragon class yacht. The yacht is very beautiful, interesting and democratic, allows athletes of any age to race! We are two-time winners of the Nations Cup in the Dragon class, were 3rd in the European Championship, won the Russian Championship in the overall standings and in the Classic (yachts built before 1972). Our team at the upcoming regatta in Turkey will feature Valentin Zubkov, an international master of sports, a long–distance sailing captain, with whom we took part in the Middle Sea Race regatta on the “Coral” yacht. The Tenzor International Cup is attended by the strongest athletes of the world, many of them are our friends. We really want to meet them on the shore and on the water. And the goals and objectives are pleasant impressions and a good mood!"