April 30, 2019
For the Cup of the Sochi Yacht Club
In the waters of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Yug Sport” a new regatta in the class of yachts “Optimist” started today. The regatta will be the 2nd stage of selection for the national teams of Russia in the most popular children's class of yachts in the world.
204 young yachtsmen under the age of 16 from various regions of Russia take part in the races.
The chief referee of the competitions, Vadim Mechanics, said: “The whole class elite has gathered in Sochi, because this regatta will be the 2nd stage of selection for the Russian national teams, which will represent our country at world and European championships. For 5 days of competition, we will try to spend 10 races, the first 5 – qualifying. Every day we will repart racers for 3 fleets, at the end of the qualification the best athletes will get into the gold fleet, where they will continue to fight for medals. ”
Among the participants are last year's winners of the Russian championship in the Optimist class, Danila Ivanov (St. Petersburg, Krestovsky Island, Artyom Maksimkin (Dolgoprudny, Vodnik)) and Kirill Shunenkov (St. Petersburg, Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg ), so that the struggle for first place will be serious.
The general management of the competition is carried out by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation with the Association of the class "Optimist" with the support of the Southern Federal Center for Sports Training "Yug Sport".
The names of the owners of the Yacht Club Cup will be announced on May 4 at 17:00. The final composition of the national teams that will represent Russia at the World and European Championships will be known after the Association Cup, which will be held in early June in St. Petersburg.
Press Service of the Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg
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