For the third time in a row

Cyril Shanenkov the third time in a row became the winner of the next round of the national series regatta “Optimists of the Northern capital. Gazprom Cup”

The best young sailors of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vyborg and Novgorod the Great, the speakers on the Dinghy monotypes class “Optimist”, on 20 and 21 July competed on the waters of Key coves, is located near the yacht port “Johannes” (the village Soviet of the Vyborg district of Leningrad region). In the regatta attended 110 sailors.

The regatta was held in good weather conditions. Especially successful was the first day of the “Optimists of the Northern capital”. Favorable weather conditions (winds up to 15 knots in the gusts) made it possible to carry out four bright and interesting race.

On the first day of competition, the leadership was taken over by Cyril Shanenkov. The athlete Academy sailing showed the ninth, the seventh and the first two of the parish. Behind it there is the teammate Nikita Black and the representative of Krestovsky island Danila Ivanov.

Sunday on the waters of Key West Bay the wind direction in the region of six nodes are allowed to hold only one start, which was the fifth and final in the third stage of a series of regattas. His superiority reaffirmed Shanenkov. Cyril finished fourth and maintained the lead. Second place went to Daniel Ivanov (“Krestovsky island”), the third was another “academic” Nikita Black.

“Half an hour after the fleet took to the water, blew working the wind North-West direction, which allowed the organizers to hold one race. Then the chief referee decided to finish the regatta – said Academy coach Denis Razumovich. – Our children – Cyril Susenkov and Nikita Black – made it to the podium. This is a good statement. The boys fought well, steadily held the advantage. I believe that we productively held the third stage of the “Optimists of the Northern capital”.

For Cyril Konenkova in the Soviet victory was the third consecutive series regatta “optimists of the Northern capital”. In this season he won gold medals in these competitions.

Among the older girls all better again proved Darya Savinova from the sailing school “Favorit” (Vyborg), silver Yulia Naimushina (Academy sailing YAK SPb), which was also the first among the Junior girls, in third place completed the race another athlete Academy sailing Marina Babkina.

Among younger boys (2008 birth year or younger) win second time in a row celebrated Dmitry Eremin (“Krestovsky island”), Nikolay Larchenkov (the”Raut” / shvsm po VVS) came in second, Pavel Guschin (Academy sailing) – the third.

Among Junior girls, as we have already mentioned, the best result was shown by Yulia Naymushin, angelina Ivanova (“Krestovsky island”) is the second, bronze Eva Turkina (also “Krestovsky island”).

On a par with the experienced racers in the regatta was attended by young athletes, “cadets” competing in a separate fleet. Some participants of the regatta have made the first steps in sailing in June of this year. In the overall standings among cadets, first place went to Timothy Zhakov (the”Raut” / shvsm po VVS), the second and third place at the Lion Freiman and Roman Nikolaev (“the Rout” and the Academy of sailing, respectively). The girls showed the best result Kseniya Romanova (Academy), Catherine Barbina (“the Rout”) – second, Arina Drachuk (“Krestovsky island”) is the third.

Evgeny Kitaev

the press service of the Academy of sailing

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