The team of Igor Rytov “Russian heroes” started the new season with a win in Miami in the second round of the Winter series of yachts Melges 20. In fact, she managed a “double” – in fact the first stage of the series in December 2018 won it too.
We took a short interview with the head of “Russian heroes” Igor Rytov:
Yacht Russia: – How strong was the competition this time?
Igor Rytov: – the Competition was very strong, going top ten in the world, all primed for a good result, a good professional crew. No easy victory in sight.
YR: – When the victory was easier in December or now?
I. R.: – Easy never happens in December, the wind was weaker, so more tactical race and were therefore more nervous, but this stage I was physically expensive, had to hang on long lavrovka.
YR: – What is the weather perfect for your crew?
I. R.: For us perfect weather – it’s strong and stable, without strong shiftof the wind, which was at the regatta on Saturday and Sunday: barrel of 16-20 knots.
YR: – What is your main goal for this season?
I. R.: – the Main goal for the season is, of course, to win the world championship. I think, we are in good shape and should be able to do it.
YR: – What do you think about the introduction of offshore racing at the Olympics in 2024?
I. R.: – Offshore race at the Olympics in 2024, I think, will give you the opportunity to try their hand more age sailors with good practice on the keel boats.
YR: Thank you! Good luck in the race season!