In the lead – Shanenkov

July 20, in the yacht port “Johannes” passed the first day of racing at the third stage of the “Optimists of the Northern capital”.

“Optimists of the Northern capital. Cup Gazprom” – the largest children’s sports competitions in Russia. Yacht club and sailing Academy spend their with 2012. General partner – PJSC “Gazprom”.

July 20 the best young sailors of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vyborg and Novgorod the Great, the speakers on the Dinghy monotypes class “Optimist”, was released at the start of the third stage of the “Optimists of the Northern capital”. The competitions were held in 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 first day has turned Sunny, warm and windy. The judges, headed by experienced Vadim Mechanicum held four races. In the morning the wind came up to 5-8 knots. In the afternoon the wind picked up – gusts of his force has already reached 15 to 18 knots. Favorable weather conditions allowed to hold a bright and interesting race.

After four starts, the leadership was taken over by Cyril Shanenkov, which for days did not show the stable branches. The weak wind athlete Academy sailing had tetroxide in distilled ninth and seventh, but then straightened position and came in first place twice coming first. In second place is another representative of the Academy Nikita Black, which showed 4, 5, 8, and 2 parishes. The third was the athlete of Krestovsky island Danila Ivanov (2-11-2-7).

“This is my weather – I love to race in this wind, – says Kirill Shanenkov. In strong wind I would do. After not the best start of the day I managed to rectify the situation. This weather suited me better. We will continue to fight.”

Recall that Cyril Shanenkov won the first two stages “Optimists of the Northern capital” and has all chances to win a hat-trick.

Sunday will be the final day of the third stage of the “Optimists of the Northern capital”.

“In two days we are going to carry out the plan of the regatta, – says Vadim Mechanics. – On the first day of four races, after which we dismantled two protest. Tomorrow is also expected a great day of competition. Guessing nothing will, but the program is going to perform completely.”

The press service of the Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg

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