May 9 on virtual regatta “Electronic Armada 2020” was held the first qualifying race in all age groups.
The regatta “Electronic Armada” 150 racers from 34 regions of Russia are divided into three age groups. In the category up to 14 years race started with the 1/8 finals in the under 18 years 1/4 finals, and the senior athletes immediately fought for places in the finals. All in all, the regatta will continue until Friday, when they will finish the final series in the youngest category. The competition is held in the yacht class Star (“Star”).
“Electronic Armada” all – Russian virtual regatta in honor of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war. Regatta dedicated to the exploits of the heroes that gave us the peaceful sky over the head. The competition established by the Academy of sailing and the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg. Before starting the race, the participants noted how important this day is to pay tribute to the heroes who won the great Patriotic war.
“This regatta is timed to the 75-th anniversary of Victory – said the athlete Academy sailing Mayan Erfurt. On 9 may, when the whole country celebrates the Occasion when we remember our grandfathers and their exploits, was very important for me to take part in the regatta and fight at a distance until the very end.”
Initially the regatta was to be held only two days, but seeing the stubborn and uncompromising struggle on the course, the organizers have decided to extend the deadline of the competition until may 15. This will allow riders to spend more of racing, feel the excitement and the spirit of competition and to identify the strongest under the full tournament. In terms of isolation athletes have to spend a lot of time at home. “Electronic Armada” – this is a great opportunity to improve your tactical skills in anticipation of the season and spend time at the computer, phone or tablet to good use.
“I love sailing, but now the opportunity to get out on the water simply no, – said the bronze medalist of the European championship in Bic Techno class Ekaterina Kovaleva from Sevastopol. – Initially I thought that Virtual Regatta – it’s just a computer game, but when I heard the start signal, I felt the same excitement and adrenaline that the real race”.
According to the updated rules of the competition in the quarter-finals in the youngest age category of under 14 years was held on 12 drivers from four groups. Traditionally, better than all qualified managed athletes Academy sailing – Nikita Chernykh and Andrey Susenkov. On account of the repeated winners of virtual regatta four points in five races. In the other two groups, the victory also celebrated the “academics” – the novel Majors (6 points) and Veronica Basalkina (7).
Athletes in the age group of 18 years began to struggle with the quarterfinals. In the next stage passed 14 riders from the two qualifying groups. The top three results of the first qualifying races were Cyril Shurenkov (5 points), Vasily Bogdanov and Brovin Rodion (both 6 points). Note that in the final will get only 14 athletes of the two semifinal groups.
In the oldest age group, the regulation has not changed. May 9, athletes competed for places in the finals, and tomorrow, may 10, they will decide the fate of the winners. It is impossible to make predictions on the final series. Too smooth structure of participants of “Electronic Armada”. The General background stands out is that the bronze prize-winner of “E-sails” Andrey Ignatenko, but even he experienced some difficulty in dealing with Ilya Junovy and Dmitry Kurochkin. It will be interesting to follow the final races.
The press service of the Academy of sailing
The detailed schedule and the composition of the groups can be found on the website of the Academy sailing