Yacht club SMTU

Yachts club SMTU was an educational yacht club on Kirov Islands of St. Petersburg. It occupied the island of Bezymyanniy.
History[edit]
After the creation in 1930 of the Saint Petersburg State Marine and Technological University, based on the Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, there was a requirement for sea engineers to have training and practice opportunities.
During the Second World War, students gained this practice at the Admiralty Shipyard, but towards the end of the 1940s, a new place was allocated using institute yachts, on Krestovsky island.
At the end of the 1950s, the territory of the Yacht club SMTU became an island, when a rowing canal was dug on Krestovsky island in 1958-1960.[1] This new island was named Anonymous (Russian: Bezymyanniy), and the city administration officially placed it under the authority of the SMTU (then known as the LMTU) in 1959.[2]

Russian: В 1959 году остров отдали в бессрочное пользование ВУЗу для занятий студентов на ялах, шлюпках, яхтах
Translated: In 1959 island have given to termless using to high school for employment of students on yawls, boats, yachts.

Vladimir Loginov, president of Petersburg sailing union.[2]
Club held competitions which often had no prize fund; for example winners of a Quartet – 2002 cup were awarded edible fungi.[3] The club had access to unusual vessels, such as a trimaran, and a submarine.[2]
The last director of the club was Jury Chistjakov,[4] who was in charge when the club was closed in 2003.[5] The land is now being used for the building of a new sports centre. This will belong to a noncommercial partnership Javara-Neva, and its president will be Vladimir Putin.[2]
References[edit]

^ Гребной канал [Rowing canal] (in Russian). Encyclopedia of Saint Petersburg. Retrieved 2009-08-21.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); External link in |publisher= (help)
^ a b c d Lure, Evgenie. В нашу гавань не заходят корабли [The ships do not come into our harbour] (in Russian). Lawmix.ru. Retrieved 2009-08-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
^ Кубок “КВАРТЕТА” [“QUARTET” cup – 2002] (in Russian). Yacht club SMTU. 2002. Retrieved 2009-08-21. 
^ Морская столица – 2005 [Sea capital – 2005] (in Russian). World annals. 2005-06-15. Retrieved 2009-08-21.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Extern