Annapurna, like a year ago

The final day of the drawing “Silver Cup 2019” in the Dragon class at the yacht port “Hercules” began with the Assembly of the steering, which was brief but to the point. The main referee announced that the two planned races. Weather permitting — the wind of 7-8 knots, East/South-East.

The start of the first race, as reported by the website was given at 12.15 with the wind force of 4 knots. Yachts started cleanly, but half an hour later the situation is repeated Saturday: wind sour as a sign, and GSS. The judge gave the cancellation of the race.

The next start was given once blew a steady wind speed of 4-5 knots. It happened in 13.37. All 16 boats went to the upper sign.

The first diffraction – RUS 27, LAT 3, 32 ENG, RUS 78. Again ahead of the team Alexey Murashkina, followed by Anna and Maxim Basalkina Gankevich. But to the lower gate RUS 32 caught up to the leaders, and the situation in the first three a few changes – 32 ENG, RUS 27, LAT 3.
The wind comes to 155 degrees, the referee notifies riders flying the flag on the lower sign.

After the second looked like a Gankevich (ENG 32) continues to hold the lead. With a decent backlog of the envelope Sergey Yazikov (RUS 78), who held on to fourth, and the winner of two previous races Alexey Murashkin (RUS 27).

Finally, the finish line. First with a large margin came Maxim Gankevich, Ivan Sysoev and Oleg Chugunov (RUS 32), second place still tore Alexey Murashkin (RUS 27), bronze Sergei Jasikova (RUS 78). Anna Basalkina (LAT 3) finished the race in fourth place.

According to the forecast 15.00 to South-Eastern wind increased to 7 knots, and 20 minutes before the end of control time the main judge has given the final fourth race of the regatta. Start all picked clean.

The first diffraction revealed the five leaders – Sergei Yazikov (RUS 78), Maxim Gankevich (ENG 32), Anna Basalkina (LAT 3), Alexey Murashkin (RUS 27) and Sergei Bakharev (RUS 84). Next, observe traditional jerk RUS 27 on the full rate and the rounding of the gate right behind RUS 78. A second tacking – another change of leader: RUS 27, 78 ENG, RUS 32. It seemed that the winner is determined. But no, the last part – and again reshuffle: the winners of the final race were Sergei Yazikov, Alexey Dubinin and Igor Frolov (RUS 78). On the second place Alexey Murashkin (RUS 27), the third was Maxim Gankevich (ENG 32).

Thus, the “Silver Cup” took place! Standout as last year, was the Annapurna Alexei Murashkina, Vadim Statsenko and Vladimir Ikonnikov (RUS 27)! Two first and two second ward gave the team a deserved first place and the famous challenge Cup. Silver Maxim Gankevich (32 RUS), bronze Yury Kulikova (RUS 55).

Competition from “classics” on the first place team of Anne Basalkina, Vladislava Ukraintseva and Erikas masteiko (LAT 3), they have the same fourth place in the overall standings. Second – team Sergei Bakharev (RUS 84), and others – the crew Dimtry Kibireva (RUS 21).

The full results of the regatta —


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