FAZISI the Legend

FAZISI started her life as the first even Russian boat to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90. Her campaign soon became an international effort with the legendary Skip Novak as FAZISI captain and with Pepsi Cola initial sponsorship. Several world class sailors became part of FAZISI crew, including young Roland Jourdain, who now leads the elite group of solo sailors and who has recently won the prestigious Route du Rhum Race for the second time in a row.

After finishing the Whitbread Race respectable 11th out of 23 world’s best yachts, FAZISI was invited to America with the Good Will Tour and became the first yacht under the Soviet flag to enter American waters.

A new chapter in FAZISI life had opened in 1999 when she was purchased by a group of Polish sailors from Chicago, lead by Izydor Ryzak. They repaired the boat, installed a new engine, bought new sails and brought the boat to Chicago.

After participating in the Mac Race twice (2000 and 2001), and sailing in the Caribbean, FAZISI was donated to the POLISH YACHTING ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.

In 2007 she went to Poland to participate in the Tall Ship Race, returning next year to Jamestown, VA to take part in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Polish settlers in America.

In 2009 FAZISI participated in the Tall Ship Race from Bermuda to Charleston, Boston, and Halifax, and then sailed through Toronto and Georgian Bay to Holland, Michigan. In 2010 she participated in the Tall Ship Race on Great Lakes, ending in Chicago.

Over two decades of sailing and racing FAZISI has acquired a great life of her own, becoming a link connecting sailors of three nations: Poland, Russia and the United States.

The new FAZISI program we are about to embark upon offers a fantastic chance to see the boat fully restored and upgraded, and performing better than ever in various regattas during the next season – including the Legends Regatta in Alicante before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race – with three flags waving off her transom – Polish, Russian and American.

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