Sunday, April 7, 2013

J/70 Moscow Boat Show & Red Square Tour!

J/70 sailing into Moscow's Red Square(Moscow, Russia)-  Grigory & Dmitry of J/Russia where not only working hard selling both the J/70 and various J's at the Moscow Boat Show recently, they were also having fun playing "tourist" on the way home from the show.  And, so they decided to take a "side trip" with their J/70 around Moscow's RED SQUARE!  

Imagine.  Red Square remains, as it has been for centuries, the heart and soul of Russia. Few places in the world bear the weight of history to the extent that Moscow's central square does. Inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the J/70 in Moscow's Red Square- Kremlin in the backgroundKremlin (built between the 14th and 17th centuries by outstanding Russian and foreign architects) was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious centre. At the foot of its ramparts, on Red Square, is the 16th Century St Basil's Basilica, one of the most beautiful Russian Orthodox monuments and most famous pieces of architecture in the world.  Then, across the square is the constructivist pyramid of Lenin's Mausoleum, leader of the famous Communist Party in Russia (then known as the Soviet Union or CCCP). Red Square is rich in symbols of Russia's turbulent and intriguing past.  If you want to learn more about Moscow- read more here- or on Wikipedia at

Moscow's Red SquareThe photos of the J/70 are taken in front of the Kremlin and Saint Basil's Cathedral.  Yes, a J/70 actually went around Red Square without getting arrested, impounded or destroyed!  In fact, it was attracting a crowd!  Here's the photo journey of the J/70 MOJO in front of some famous landmarks before heading from Moscow back to Kaliningrad on the Baltic.  Very, very cool stuff. On the right is what it looks like on a sunny day!

We also believe the J/70 is the first SAILBOAT that has ever traveled around Moscow's Red Square in front of all those famous monuments, the Kremlin and all those other historical elements of Russian history.  Next time Grigory & Dmitry, put up the mast, hoist the sails and spinnaker and go sailing around Red Square on the trailer!