Peter the Great Cup Rowing Competition
On June 9, 2021, a new rowing competition was conducted in the historical centre of St.Petersburg, Russia. Its main purport consisted in reviving a tradition which forms an integral part of the intangible heritage of the city of St.Petersburg. It was a rowing competition initiated by tsar Peter I about three hundred years ago, basing mainly upon the Dutch traditions, as well as the English ones. Three teams of rowers competed in rowing six-oared skiffs around the Hare Island, where the city was founded in 1703. Now the island is occupied by the historical Peter and Paul Forteress. The winners obtained Peter the Great Cup. Our Chairperson, D.Spivak, served as the head of the Organizing committee of the Competition.