In leaders – Shunenkov
On July 20, the first racing day of the third stage of the Optimists of the Northern Capital was held at the Johannes Yacht Port
“Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup ”is the largest children's sporting event in Russia. The yacht club and the sailing academy have been conducting them since 2012. The general partner is PJSC Gazprom.
On July 20, the best young yachtsmen of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vyborg and Veliky Novgorod, performing at the optimist class dinghy-monotypes, started the third stage of the “Optimists of the Northern Capital”. The competitions were held in the water area of Klyuchevoy Bay, located near the yacht port “Johannes” (settlement of Sovetsky, Vyborg district, Leningrad region. 110 yachtsmen took part in the regatta.
The first day was warm, sunny and windy. The judges, led by experienced Vadim Mechanicov, held four races. In the morning the wind reached 5-8 knots. In the second half of the day, the wind intensified – on gusts, its strength reached already 15–18 knots. Favorable weather conditions allowed for a bright and interesting race.
After four starts, Kirill Shunenkov took the lead, who showed not the most stable parishes throughout the day. In the weak wind, the athlete of the Academy of sailing drove the ninth and seventh, but then straightened the position and came out on top, twice coming first. In second place was another representative of the Academy, Nikita Chernykh, who showed 4, 5, 8 and 2 parishes. The third was the athlete of the Krestovsky island, Danila Ivanov (2-11-2-7).
"This is my weather – I love to chase in such a wind," says Kirill Shunenkov. – In a strong wind, I get everything. After not the best start of the day I managed to straighten the position. This weather suits me better. We will continue to fight.
Recall that Cyril Shunenkov won the first two stages of the “Optimists of the Northern Capital” and has every chance to win a golden hat-trick.
On Sunday, the final day of the third stage of the Optimists of the Northern Capital will take place.
“In two days we are going to completely fulfill the regatta plan,” says Vadim Mechanics. – Four races took place on the first day, after which we dismantled two protests. Tomorrow is also expected a great competitive day. We will not guess anything, but we are going to carry out the program completely. ”
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