In extreme conditions

According to the press service of piterka school “Krestovsky island”:

Today in the Spanish city of Torrevieja regatta Trofeo starts Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja. The start of the first race scheduled for 11 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT).

On other days of competitions will begin at 10:00. According to the forecast, the regatta will be held in extreme conditions.

– Two days ago the weather was different: the wind, the broken wave, many of our athletes, including the leaders, for a long time could not in her voulitsa, says coach Ilya Eliseu. But still we managed to spend two full race training with the teams of Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland and Estonia, Argentina and Israel, 60-70 boats. We drew attention to some of the nuances associated with the start and holding position.

And yesterday the wind was about 26-28 knots. The water went only a few countries, the rest decided to keep the materiel. The Dutch, the Swiss, the Spaniards and the poles took the risk, but many returned without sails, the coaches bring athletes in tow. The judges do not even have to conduct practices-the flight because of strong wind.

We went on the water when the wind is sour up to 24 knots. In Russia in this weather starts are not given, and to practice it is not always possible. Here, all the competitors are well prepared for it. So we decided to go out and see how far we are ready to race in such conditions. It turned out a kind of rehearsal test because, according to the forecast for the regatta, first and second days of strong wind around 25 knots in the third – a slight souring up to 14 knots.

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