Completed the first and second stages XXIII the Saint-Petersburg sailing week (sppn) and the championship of Russia in the national cruising racing yacht class “L-6”. 33 yachts passed on the route Saint-petersubrg – island of Kotlin, Kotlin island – Sosnovy Bor.
Races take place in five classes, the largest of them, the national Kramarsky yacht class “L-6” (13 boards). Among the participants of the competition – one team from Finland. The General partner of a regatta – the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg.
Preliminary results in the first and second stages:
Test group “Carter-30”
1. “Horn”, 2. “Polyus”, 3. Veya
Test group “L-6”
1. “Nick”, 2. “Lena,” 3. “Onega”
Test group, ORC
1. “Frigate”, 2. The Quartet, 3. “Axiom”
Record group Chetvertichnykh
1. “Fiji”, 2. “Tourelou”, 3. “Le Corsaire”
Test group of “Taurus”
1. “Frigate”, 2. Kondor, 3. Margo
And now – the details in the stories of participants A. Ghana (yacht “Nika”, class “L-6”), and A. makhanova (yacht “Varyag”, class “L-6”):
10.08.19 1st stage
“Saturday morning pleased us with good weather, but the unstable wind. That is why the first race of the championship of Russia in the class “L-6” was given a reduced distance, which simplifies the task of the athletes. Distance ordered the rounding the North buoy Stone banks and finish in the heart of the military corner of the Kotlin island.
To start out the entire fleet of the championship (13 yachts + “Ussuri”).
From the beginning, after the start, the sailors had to solve a difficult task – finding a steady wind from the South or North shores of the Neva Bay. The task was complicated by the fact that the Northern and southern shores we had one almost the same cloud that visually promised “the sweetest” to the participants.
The fleet was divided almost equally, and won in the end, those who gravitated to the North. The first SB Bq rounded “Argo”, then “Onega”, and the third was a pair of “Nike” and “Cupid” in the fierce competition. Other yachts came to a turning mark some time later.
After diffraction of SB BC left to the finish is already not a lot, but on this short stage of the journey turned real sports battle. The winner of this bout left Onega, a minute later, beating “Argo” finished “Nika” and “Argo” became the bronze prize-winner of the first stage of the CR “L-6”.
10.08.19 2nd stage
“After a brief Parking in the Central harbour of the island Kotlin (Kronstadt) was the start of the second phase of the CR “L-6” distance Kotlin island – Sosnovy Bor (sign Kalishche). The start of the second race was incredibly picturesque – just imagine escalatie, swift silhouettes of classic yachts on the background of the last rays of the setting sun on the Baltic, whirling in a dance with each other to the music of the evening breeze… This beauty was riddled with tension waiting for the start, and in a moment exploded into bright colors of the spinnakers for the start signal of the judges.
In contrast to the classical start sailing races the start was given “to the wind” – this was due to complex shipping and navigation conditions along with the South-East wind.
The next few hours all the teams performed in total strain, squeezing the maximum speed of its remarkable yacht. I must say that all the yachts was very tight, at a minimum distance from each other, and if you saw this incredibly vivid, unforgettable picture of the game wind, multi-colored sails and the incredible tension of the nerves of the crews!
Leaders could change every minute. In parallel with the General course of the entire fleet of the championship held a huge multi-decked sea passenger and cargo ships, which made everything quite enchanting look.
In the middle of the race played out a serious struggle for leadership, the wind did not spoil the regularity, and the yachts carried spinnakers from the course and the wind to full wind.
And again, for each of the participants was very important to make the right tactical decision on how to get out of the optimum band of wind. Best with this challenge the current crew of the CHR – yacht “Lena”, followed by “Cupid” and “Nika” for more than 10 nautical miles were a fierce tactical fight, which ended with the victory of “Nicky”.
The difficulty of the finish of the second race was exacerbated by the impenetrable darkness of the August Baltic night, which concealed all the participants from each other, including judges boat at the finish. Rivals, waves, increasing South wind and hard to guess the contours of the coast, all gave the race even more drama and excitement.
After the finish, literally one after another, the yachts proceeded to berth in the harbour city of Sosnovy Bor, where the plan was expected a day of rest before even more intense, more complex and long sea stage of the regatta. Following the finish – island of Gogland”.
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The press service XXIII the Saint-Petersburg sailing week