Everything must be fair
This is the name of Vasily Senatorov’s comment published under the heading “From the publisher” in the July issue of Yacht Russia, which has just been published.
Have any of the readers heard about a series of seven races won at the World Cup level regatta? I think no one. This is an absolute record in sailing. Perhaps someone will be able to repeat it once, but it is impossible to surpass this miracle. Its author is a member of the Russian national team Vladimir Krutskikh. The hero of our magazine’s essays, winner of the “Yachtsman of the Year – 2018” award.
The Finn Masters World Championship was held in Denmark, in a very difficult area with variable winds and a strong uneven flow. Among the rivals in the more than 300 pennant fleet there were many Olympians, winners of regattas of any rank. So this victory cannot be attributed to insufficient competition. So what happened?
“I worked thoroughly with the trainer on all the peculiarities of the trends in Skovchoved,” says Volodya. – The speed was good. So all tactical ideas failed.
Let us add to this the excellent starts, when the yachtsman not only understood where to go, but also could realize his plans in the giant fleet.
I heartily congratulate Vladimir Krutskikh on behalf of the magazine and the sailing public!
But what next?
As is known, so far Russia has no license for the 2020 Games in the Finn class. But we are the first in line. There is another license for Europe, and it will be raffled off in April next year in Genoa at the World Cup stage. There is still a chance that someone will refuse to go to the Olympics.
Unlike other classes, where unconditional leaders have not changed in Russia for years, there is no competition in Finn. Therefore, it is necessary that no later than a calendar year before the Olympic Games, the All-Russian Federation Federation of Football Federation developed and published selection criteria with a moratorium on any revisions and armchair games.
Volodya after phenomenal success is winged and determined to fight on his own, and not only to train his young teammates. On his side is experience, including the Olympic one, which no other Finnist team has. Age? So you can see how the age of Krutskikh, living legend of sail, Robert Scheidt, who has gathered at 46 years old to fly to Japan for a medal, drives in on Laser! And Volodya is a hard worker! So everything must be fair!
And let the individual personalities in the All-Russian Federation Federation of Military Fairs reiterate that the team needs rejuvenation. In Finn, definitely not, because, despite all the efforts of yachtsmen, this class will not be represented at the Games in 2024. (By the way, a certain role in this was played by the tilt into athleticism caused by the permission to row with a sail!) And if Enoshima is one of the medal winners, this will be a decisive argument for critics of the modern World Sailing policy that has focused on the young. And an example for many generations.
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