The victory opened the season 52 Super Series team Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg “Battleship”. In the first race of the first stage, which started on 21 may on the waters of Menorca (Spain), the Russian team was ahead award-winning fleet rivals.
Seventh finish in the second race of the day brought third place in the standings Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week.
According to the forecast, in the morning and before lunch on the course competitions at Club Maritimo Mahon reigned calm. Light breeze of 5-8 knots was established only in the late afternoon and ensured a smooth start of the fleet in the new season of “Super series”.
For “Battleship,” which is back in the 52 Super Series after a year’s break, the first starting signal was a thrilling moment, but the team was able to concentrate and tactically correct to tacking. At the first sign of a boat under the Russian flag was in the lead and further increased the gap.
“I am very happy that my debut as a steering proved to be successful, says Shim Fantela, which this season will be the second helmsman and strategist of the team, for us it is important to win, because we still only work well with a team.”
In the second race “Battleship” was launched at maximum speed and the bending was only ninth. Next, the team caught up and finished seventh.
In the overall standings Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week after the first day lead multiple winners and prize-winners of the veterans class Italian Azzurra, which is traditionally good at performing on Menorca. The second place occupy veterans, silver medalists last season, the Germans Platoon. “Battleship” is the third.
PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg
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