Gold – Maksimkina and Ivanova!

On Tuesday, September 10, in Togliatti on the basis of yachts-club “Friendship” came to the end championship of Russia in the class “Optimist”. The winners were from Moscow Artem Maksimkin and Alisa Ivanova.

On the final day of the regatta, which was held in the Kuibyshev reservoir, the force of the wind was 5-7 knots. During the races the wind occasionally abated, but then again gained momentum. Stable wind conditions allowed the organizers to hold two races in all fleets.

The “optimists” were the young athletes in sailing, but also the most ambitious – the President of the Association of yacht class “Optimist” Vladimir Liubomirov. – Championship of Russia – this is the start where they can get the title. Racers appreciate this title, and proud of it. At the same time, this is the first race of the new season, which is a qualifier for the world Championships and Europe. On the one hand, this regatta – the end of the year, and with another – the beginning of a new cycle, which gives it even more importance and is inflaming the situation”.

In the fight for gold sensations did not happen. Despite the 10th ward in the 10th race, a landslide victory was won by the sportsman Sailing club “Vodnik” Artem Maksimkin. Due to unsuccessful release of the 10th ward, Artem scored 10 points ahead of nearest rival Cyril Sumenkova (Academy sailing) by 22 points! The top three winners has closed another racer Academy of dspk, the “Raut” Andrey Sotnikov. On account of his 48 points.

“As strange as it may sound, but the most difficult was the first day, when we are very long kept on the water, but then the race was given, – says the winner of the championship of Russia Artem Maksimkin. – Had every moment to expect of the race, because the wind came, then again calmed down, the distance is often changed. It was hard to prepare myself for the race. Then plan to go to the world Cup, I will prepare for it, will go to the Garda or to Turkey. In the future I would like to get in the Olympic team of Russia”.

In the women’s standings on the last day there was a change of leader. Alice Ivanova from the “Vodnik” has managed to stay ahead of the athlete Academy sailing Marina Babkin. In the final race Marina out of the race, which allowed its competitor to become a leader and to win a gold medal. In third place finished Barbara, St. George (“TSOP Water sports”, Gelendzhik).

In the classification of the Junior boys was the best Dmitry Eremin from the “Krestovsky island”. Despite his young age, the rider came eighth in the overall standings and ahead of many more experienced participants of the championship of Russia. The first place among the Junior girls took Dean Zhilkina (PK Vodnik).

Just the competition was attended 303 riders from 16 regions of Russia.

Olga Dorovskaya,

The press service of the Russian Association of a class “the Optimist”


According to the website of the WFTU, the class “Cadet” won a landslide victory Nura of hydyrov with Alexander Shevchenko (Chelyabinsk oblast), ahead of their closest rivals by 8 points. Among the girls excelled Kristina Vasileva Elena Assinou (Samara oblast).

In the class “Zoom 8” to determine the owner of gold helped only additional indicators: Daniil Serdukov (Saint Petersburg) and Philipp Vylegzhanin (Moscow) completed the tournament with equal number of points – 34. Gold – Serdukova.

The Junior champion was Maria Tsallagova (Moscow).

Results in in a class “the Cadet” –

The results in the class “Zoom 8” –

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