World Sailing has invited Russia and Ukraine to settle the conflict over race in the Crimea

The international sailing Federation (World Sailing) during the meeting of the General Assembly in Sarasota (USA) invited Russia and Ukraine to settle the conflict over the conduct of regattas in the Crimea over the next 12 months. According to information on the website of the Federation of sailing sport of Ukraine, consideration of the exclusion of Russia from the World Sailing postponed to the next meeting of the General Assembly of the organization.

According to the Federation of sailing sport of Ukraine (FPSO), in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol for the last 4 years “is no more regulated competition, it’s competition, no more fairness and integrity.”

According to representatives of the Russian delegation in Sarasota, Ukrainian colleagues have not yet agreed on joint carrying out of competitions in the region, which they suggested the Russian side. Alternative proposals for resolving the conflict as not received. Member of the Russian delegation Jan Dobicka stressed that the Russian side respects the sporting achievements of the President FPS Rodion Luka and believes that “he is not going to hurt sailing”.

According to information on the website FPCU, the current solution World Sailing “to ensure that the situation regarding competitions in the Crimea in accordance with the racing Rules of sailing and the Constitution WS” and involves “the establishment of the monitoring of the situation in the Crimea from the WS”.

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