January 28, 2019
At the start – 34 champions and prize-winners of the Olympics!
Tomorrow, January 29, overseas, in Miami, the first races of the second stage of the sailing World Cup 2019 will be held.
The regatta in Miami this year marks the 30th anniversary. By tradition, she opens the season of competition in the Olympic disciplines sail.
In the current – pre-Olympic – year, attention to this regatta is altogether heightened. Here is just one fact: 650 yachtsmen from 60 countries arrived in Miami, including 34 champions and Olympic medalists at once! Agree, it says a lot.
And one more, in our opinion, an important touch: in the lists of participants of the regatta-2019 almost all those who became winners a year ago (there are no triumphants in only one type of program out of ten).
Unfortunately, the Russians in Miami, judging by the starting protocols, will be presented only in two disciplines – 470 (Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov) and Finn (Alexey Selivanov). Coaches, of course, know better, but … Yes, Florida is far, yes, it is expensive for those same Europeans to get there, but many national federations of sails from countries far from Miami considered it necessary to send representative delegations to the Cup stage and found opportunities for that. For example, the UK team has 42 members. Let's envy …
The regatta in Miami will end on Sunday, February 3.
Taking this opportunity, we recall the schedule of the World Cup 2019. The first stage – in Enoshima (Japan) – took place back in September last year. The third stage will be held in April in Genoa (Italy). And, finally, the Cup final will be held in June in French Marseilles.
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