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A. Le Coq & Moonsund Regatta sign a new cooperation agreement

7. May 2024

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On 1 May, the 77th sailing season was inaugurated at Kalev Yacht Club. In the course of the festive event, A. Le Coq and Moonsund Regatta signed a cooperation agreement for the next three years.

A. Le Coq has supported the organisation of the Moonsund Regatta for many years. In 2014, the cooperation took on bigger dimensions and Estonia’s oldest sailing regatta started to be called A. Le Coq Moonsund Regatta after its title sponsor. The cooperation agreement, which has been renewed for another three-year period, demonstrates A. Le Coq’s targeted contribution to Estonian sport and culture.

The continuation of the support of the regatta was confirmed by the signing of the cooperation agreement between Kalev Yacht Club Club Club President Ain Roosma and A. Le Coq CEO Jaanus Vihandi. The regatta flag, which was hoisted at the event, will be waiting for the sailors’ big event of the summer – the 67th A. Le Coq Moonsund regatta.

Kalev Yachting Club has been organising Estonia’s oldest and largest sailing regatta since 1958. Since 2014, the regatta has been boosted by the name sponsorship of A. Le Coq – a provider of joy in every moment of life, as introduced by Jaanus Vihand, the CEO of A. Le Coq, one of the largest food companies in Estonia. With a long tradition, Moonsund Regatta is the biggest event of the summer on the sailing calendar, both in the harbour and at the club.

“A. Le Coq and the Muhu Väina Regatta are united by a rich history, traditions and shared values. We are proud that 15 years of partnership have left their mark on Estonian sailing and culture. The mission that unites us – sustainability – is no less important. It’s inspiring to see how the sailing community, in addition to high-level sport, wants to lead by example in environmental choices for a cleaner Baltic Sea,” said A. Le Coq CEO Jaanus Vihand.

This year’s regatta will start in Tallinn and will join forces with the Tall Ships Race Tallinn events, which will also bring a lot of sea lovers and enthusiasts to the Kalev Yacht Club harbour in Pirita on 13 and 14 July. On Saturday, 13 July, the new harbour house will be officially opened, along with the opening day’s events, and a regatta village will be open in the harbour. The day will culminate in the evening with the opening of the regatta and a Puuluup concert. On Sunday, 14 July, the yachts of the Muhu Väina Regatta will form an escort and join more than 60 sailing vessels in the festive Tall Ships Races. These sailing yachts will make a sunbathing trip in Tallinn Bay and will then head to the next port of call after the magnificent sea parade.

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