With amazing regularity

Today on lake Balaton will be held the final race of the championship in the class “flying Dutchman”. But the winners are already known – it’s the Hungarians, Shabaz Mitani and Andras Domokos. Thursday at lake Balaton was carried out 3 races, and the Hungarian crew won two of them (all at Maiteny and Domokos 4 first the arrival of 8 races held). Their success at the regatta – not the sensation. On the contrary, it would be surprising if Read more

New IMOCA Alex Thomson

In London on Thursday took place the official presentation of the new yacht HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 class, which will now be the famous British yachtsman Alex Thomson. In 2013, Thomson, recall, was the third round the world race the Vendée Globe, in 2017 – the second. Now his main goal – to win the famous tour around the world in 2021 aboard a brand new HUGO BOSS. Well what can I say – really beautiful! The first race for Read more

High class

This year, the Dragon class is 90. The story of the amazing “dragon” of history dedicated to material that was published in the September issue of magazine Yacht Russia. © Elena Razina The history of the Dragon class began in 1928, when the owner of a small shipyard and already famous designer Johan Anker decided to take part in the competition of the Gothenburg Royal yacht club. The contest was required to submit the draft budget of the “youth” of Read more

“Six minus two masts and a rudder”

At lake Balaton (Hungary) continues the European championship in the class “flying Dutchman”, which is attended by sailors from 17 countries. On Tuesday, the race was not due to lack of wind, and yesterday it was even in excess. Here’s what he wrote on his page on “Facebook” the participant of a regatta Boris Kuzminov (acting together with Yury Firsov): “The third day. Three races with winds up to 27 knots. Minus six masts and two steering wheels, one ambulance Read more

Thank, Togliatti!

As the press service of the WFTU on Wednesday in Tolyatti on the area of Kuibyshev reservoir was conducted the medal races of the championship of Russia in the Olympic classes, which is a qualifier for the national team. In the main competition of the country took part 187 sailors from 32 cities of Russia. In the medal races took part in ten to the strongest in each class according to the results of the previous days of the regatta. Read more

Passions around “the endeavour”

This year marks 250 years since the first meetings of Europeans and indigenous New Zealanders. As part of the celebrations HMB Endeavour – or rather, a replica of the famous sailing ship of captain cook – a must visit this fall, a number of new Zealand cities. But that’s “endeavour” is suddenly in the center of a scandal. Here is what the website www.vesti.ru: “A copy of the ship captain James cook’s Endeavour do not want to see in the Read more

Baltic passed – ahead of France!

September 16, 2019       Baltic passed – ahead of France!       The Russian Championship 2019 in the yacht class SB20 is completed. Stormy weather did not allow the organizers and athletes to hold the scheduled starts on Saturday and Sunday, so the results of the competition were summed up on the basis of the first two racing days. © Elena Razina On Sunday morning, it was noticeable that the participants of the Russian championship managed to miss the races in just one Read more

In unstable wind

September 16, 2019       In unstable wind       According to the VFPS press service, the main regatta of the country, the Russian championship in seven Olympic yacht classes, continues in Togliatti on the basis of the Druzhba yacht club. Unstable weather conditions on September 15 allowed only one race in each class. “The races took place with an unstable westerly wind of about 6 knots. It is not surprising that only the most experienced sailors could handle such a wind. After the Read more

Cheeky, rebellious, defiant

September 16, 2019       Cheeky, rebellious, defiant       So the name Defiant is translated from English – last Saturday it received the AC75 boat, built by one of the two American contenders for the Cup of America – the New York American Magic team. At the presentation of the official launching held by New Yorkers at their base in Newport (Rhode Island), several hundred guests (who were first informed that 76 thousand man-hours were spent on the design and construction of the Read more

Enright and Touville have serious intentions

September 16, 2019       Enright and Touville have serious intentions       Those who followed the Volvo Ocean Race around the world (recently, just the Ocean Race) do not need to explain who Charlie Enright and Mark Touville are: Americans were co-skippers of the vessels participating in VOR – Team Alvimedica (2014-15) twice and Vestas 11th Hour Racing (2017-18). And now they want to not only participate in the race 2021/22, but to win!