As the press service of the National sailing League, 27-28 April the first ever online Virtual regatta the NSL Cup in the online simulator, Virtual Regatta InShore.
On the first virtual regatta has registered 96 participants, who were divided into six groups. Monday, April 27, held qualifying competitions. Each group spent five racing class boat J/70. Virtual water area was conquered by the athletes of all ages, playing in various classes of yachts. After seven hours of online racing was a list of semi-finalists – top 5 participants of each group.
Both semi-finals were held on Tuesday, April 28. 10 races were identified with the best players. The final start was no less exciting than a real sailing race. The fight was even and tight, but fair. If the leader of the finals outlined, then the rest of the fleet constantly stirred. After five final races, the first cybersalt personal credit National sailing League went to Alexei Voloshenko.
“Virtual regatta is what the quarantined sailors need to be addressed. This regatta has gathered a group of strong riders that we met on the water, — says Alexey. — With this online simulator I met in 2018, and all winter 2018-2019 trained. Online experience very good help in real regattas”.
Cyberarena in the individual competition won the first number of Russian national team in the Olympic class of yachts the 49th Ivan Zotov.
“In Virtual Regatta signed up in June of 2019. But sailing do in 9 years, so in online races, this experience is very helpful, — says Ivan. — Now all are forced to sit in cyberspace, in order to entertain and train. In online racing there are some nuances that are not in the real race, but it’s a great chance to improve your tactical skills”.
Bronze cybermetal personal credit got Dmitry Tretyakov.
“Virtual regatta, there are moments that are identical in the game, and in real races on the water. It is a choice and protection start position, the decision on the first corner after the start and positioning in the fleet, — says Dmitry. — Impressions of the regatta are very positive! Without any problems qualify, but in the end gathered a strong fleet, which is not allowed to relax. Each of the 10 racers claim victory. Recently managed to conduct the virtual training session, maybe that is what helped me”.
To keep the spirit of the National sailing League was conducted as a competition in two divisions – Higher and the Prime Minister. Representatives of the teams in the League were defending not only their honor but also the honor of his team. Thus, the winner of the virtual regatta in the top division was the team of “Ahmad”, which was represented by Oleg Kuzmin. Second was Matryoshka (Ivan Volchkov), third place went to the RUS7 (Vitaly Rozhkov).
Among the teams of Premier division was the best debutante ZIGZAG. Denis Kataev, representing the team and was a finalist NSL Virtual Cup. On the second place of the team classification, another finalist Andrey Ignatenko from UGAR CREW. Daniel of Deyanov produced for his team “Rosmorport” bronze medal.alexeicybersaltvoloshenko