Our captains – Regatta for friends

Our captains

Sergey Sinitsyn

Captain and Instructor, founder and leader of the «Regatta For Friends».
Experience sailing and skipper experience: 20 weeks of coastal and ocean voyages annually, in love with a sail since 2009, hereditary sailor.

“How did I come to sailing and why do I do it? I was searching for a dream, but found a vocation. Hobby led to the «Regatta For Friends» foundation”.
Some facts about Sergey:
– done snowboarding in Iran;
– dad of 3;
– he dreams to go around all the continents on a yacht;
– favorite country – Norway;
– “I like to sharpen … pencils!”


Michael is a sailor since he was 14 years old, skipper since 2003. Skipper and instructor in «Regatta For Friends».
He was dreaming about becoming a captain since he was a little boy, basing his dreams on children books about the sea. He believes that freedom is in the sail. “Sailing is nobility of the seas, the highest know of the Oceans!” Juhan Smuul.

Some facts about Michael:
– Navy reserve officer
– skipper and sailing instructor
– offshore yachtmaster
– father of two


He is sailing since 12 years old. Became a skipper at «Regatta For Friends» in 2017.
Has big love for sails, that started from his youth, since the sailing catamaran “Prostor” appeared. Now yachting is a hobby of the whole  Leonid’s family and a reason for joint trips and adventures.

Some facts about Leonid:
– for several years led “Yandex.Navigator” and other car navigation projects
– now he is developing his own project about Lego and artificial intelligence
– besides yachting he does trophy raids
– plays guitar
– loves people


More than 1500 miles sailing, 10 times under the label of «Regatta For Friends».
First yachting experience was at his friend’s sailing race in France, where he was invited. During this race there were a lot of adventures that will, to his words, permanently stored in his memory. The next meeting with yachts was already in sailing school, where he started his studies for skipper’s license. This is a story about love at first sight, indeed.

Some facts about Michael:
– doing motorsport
– free-dived for 15 meters (without scuba) in the Barents Sea
– done sky diving
– climbed the mountain pass of Tien Shan in central Asia to the point of 4200 meters
– was born in the Crimea, lives on the Kola Peninsula
– father of two sons


3200 miles of sailing, 14 exits to the open sea.
He dreamed of yachting all his life. His meeting with Sergey Sinitsyn, «Regatta For Friends» founder, has changed his life. He thought that yachting is extremely expensive, but it turned out to be quite affordable and full of new experiences.

Some facts about Alexey:
– he tries to do nothing all year, and then, for instance, run 40 km. He does it, because believes that his body must be ready for all unexpected incidents
– father of 4 and the most beloved thing to do is to spend time with them
– lives on the island with his pier
– prefers to move around the city on a longboard


Five times sailed with «Regatta For Friends». He came in yachting analytically, deriving for himself the formula: love for the sea + love for technology (i.e. yachts, boats, airplanes, cars) + love for exact sciences (i.e. physics, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, astronomy) + love for adventure = sailing!

Some facts about Sergey:
– father of 4 daughters
– played in the youth basketball team of Russia
– has an MBA and PhD in Economic Sciences
– loves to sleep on the deck