Cyber Gold – by Alexey Voloshenko
According to the press service of the National Sailing League, on April 27-28 the first in the history of the project online regatta NSL Virtual Cup took place in the online simulator Virtual Regatta InShore.
The first virtual regatta registered 96 participants, which were divided into six groups. On Monday, April 27, qualification starts took place. Each of the groups held five races in class J / 70 boats. Virtual waters were conquered by athletes of all ages, performing in various classes of yachts. After seven hours of online racing, a list of semi-finalists was determined – the top 5 members of each group.
Both semi-finals took place on Tuesday, April 28th. Over 10 races, the best e-sportsmen were identified. Final starts were no less exciting than real sailing races. The fight was, though dense, but honest. If the leader of the finals was outlined immediately, then the rest of the fleet was constantly mixed up. After the five final races, the first cyber gold of the National Sailing League standings went to Alexei Voloshenko.
“Virtual regattas are what quarantine yachtsmen need to do. Very strong racers gathered at this regatta, with whom we had crossed on the water before, ”says Alexey. – I met this online simulator in 2018, and trained all winter 2018-2019. Online experience helps very well in real regattas. ”
The cyber silver of the individual competition won the first number of the Russian national team in the Olympic class of yachts, 49th Ivan Zotov.
“I joined Virtual Regatta in June 2019. But I have been sailing since I was 9 years old, so this experience helps a lot in online racing, ”says Ivan. – Now everyone is forced to sit in cyberspace in order to somehow entertain themselves and train. In online racing there are some nuances that are not in real racing, but this is a great chance to improve your tactical skills. "
The bronze cyber-medal of the individual classification was obtained by Dmitry Tretyakov.
“There are moments in a virtual regatta that are identical both in the game and in real water races. This is the choice and protection of the starting position, the decision on the first turn after the start and positioning in the fleet, ”says Dmitry. – The impressions about the regatta are the most positive! He qualified without any special problems, but a strong fleet gathered in the finals, which did not allow him to relax. Each of the 10 riders claimed victory. The other day, I managed to conduct a virtual training session, maybe that’s what helped me. ”
To preserve the spirit of the National Sailing League, a standoff was also conducted in two divisions – Higher and Premier. Representatives of the League teams defended not only their honor, but also the honor of their team. Thus, the “Akhmat” team, represented by Oleg Kuzmin, became the winner of the virtual regatta in the High Division. Matryoshka (Ivan Volchkov) took the second place, RUS7 (Vitaliy Rozhkov) took the third place.
Among the teams of the Premier Division, the debutant ZIGZAG became the best. Denis Kataev, representing the team, became the finalist of the NSL Virtual Cup. In second place in the team standings is another finalist Andrei Ignatenko from UGAR CREW. Daniil Deyanov obtained a bronze medal for his Rosmorport team.
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