First Winner Known
Andrey Ignatenko won the virtual regatta "Electronic Armada 2020" in the oldest age category.
The second racing day of the virtual regatta of the Academy of Sailing and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, turned out to be extremely eventful and interesting. Races were held in all three age categories. The quarter finals took place in the group under 14 years old, the semifinals in the group under 18 years old, and the oldest athletes even revealed the winner and prize-winners of the regatta.
Racing athletes not older than 14 years passed without surprises. For the second day in a row, the leaders in the racers of the Academy of Sailing are Nikita Chernykh (4 points), Andrey Shunenkov (5 points), Roman Majorov (7 points) and Veronika Basalkina (8). So far, none of the competitors has been able to get closer to the favorites of the virtual regatta. The main struggle in groups unfolded for eighth places, which gave the riders the last, saving, ticket to the semifinals.
In the age group under 18 there were enough interesting stories. So, in the first semi-final the former members of the same crew in the 29er class came together – Rodion Brovin from the Academy of Sailing and Ilya Chuprina from the TsOP Sochi. Rodion emerged victorious from this struggle. With nine points scored, he took first place. Ilya earned 28 points and completed qualification on the 10th line. Sochi racer fought not only with rivals, but also with the Internet – he was thrown out of the application twice during the starting procedure. The best result in the semifinals was shown by another “academician” – Kirill Shunenkov. He has six points.
However, the main focus on this day was focused on the races in the oldest age group, where the final series took place. As expected, from the very first race the leader was captured by an athlete from Sochi Andrei Ignatenko. Andrei won the bronze of the first All-Russian virtual regatta "Electronic Sails 2020" and dreamed of exchanging it for a gold award as soon as possible. This time he succeeded. In the absence of his main rivals in cyberspace – Denis Kataev and Mikhail Fomin – he was seven points ahead of his closest pursuer.
“I am very glad that we managed to win these competitions,” says winner Andrey Ignatenko. – I would especially like to thank my coaches in the virtual regatta – Sergey Avdonin and Ilya Polishchuk. This time, Kataev and Fomin did not participate in the regatta, and my level has grown during this time. I was lucky that the impulses were always on my part and the rivals calmly allowed me to start. I would like to once again congratulate everyone on Victory Day! ”
The real struggle unfolded for silver between the racers from Voronezh and Vladivostok – Ilya Vyunov and Alexei Voloshenko. Before the final race, they scored nine points, and Alex was located higher in additional indicators. Thus, Ilya at all costs needed to get ahead of the competitor. In a bitter struggle, Vyunov still pulled out a silver award. In the fifth race, the Voronezh came third, and Voloshenko the fourth. In the table of riders shared one point.
“I would like to thank the organizers – the Academy of Sailing and the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg – for having had a good second all-Russian virtual regatta,” says silver medalist Ilya Vyunov. – In the final, everyone fought to the last. Andrei Ignatenko and Aleksey Voloshenko did not give me access, for which they would like to say a separate “thank you”. Alexey and I fought until the very last race. I hope to see you soon on the water. "
Today, May 11, a free day is planned at the Electronic Armada 2020 virtual regatta. On Tuesday, May 12, semi-finals will be held in the under-14 age category, and the final series will start in the under-18 age category. The final series will last two days and will consist of 10 races (5 races per day) with two emissions.
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