The regatta starts with a qualifying commission at Sonostrov on June 27 2015. Then the regatta moves through Umba (June 29), and Kandalaksha (June 30). A so-called “port race” will be held in Kandalaksha for the Kandalaksha Administration prize. The place to observe the race is from the Monastyrski Navolok (east end of Kandalaksha). The race ends on July 3 in Chupa, Karelia. Participants, spectators, and event sponsors are invited.
We are starting to get enquiries about the best time to visit these places. Speaking of May, when the first surge of visitors happens, the average temperature inMayis about 10 °C. However,it can beup to20on certain days. Sometimes you canevensunbathe andride a bikeat the endof May.But there is still snowin the mountains so biking and sunbathing can be combined with mountain skiing or snowboarding.
Here is an example of skiing in May on Okatyeva mountain, about 20 km east of Kandalaksha, between Luvenga and Kolvica. Video by Alexander Trunkovsky
Applications are being accepted now. As of the moment there have been 54 of them, of which 28 are from foreign participants. It is to be held at the Semonovskoye lake under the monument to the defenders of the polar region.
A reminder by Murmansk cyclists that they exist and deserve respect. The event starts at 2pm from the filling station at the crossing of Kolsky prospekt and ulitsa Kooperativnaya, by an advertising billboard. Found at www.hibiny.com.