19 Dec in Mellieha Bay in Malta started competition of the 20th season international regatta Euromed. At the start of the competition came and the Experimental team of the Association of yacht class “Optimist”. According to the press service of the Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg:
The team got the students of the Academy of sailing, and the best and young athletes from other regions – Moscow, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Azov and Sevastopol.
More than a week’s stay of the Russian team in Malta eventful. Before the start of the regatta was collected under the guidance of coaches Vadim Mekhanikov, Anna Basalkina, Kristina Ezhova and Denis Razumovich. To work with a private group was invited to coach the school 8 Days a Week David Labruce.
The distribution on groups of different age and training of the athletes was calculated on an individual approach to each athlete. Conducted theoretical and practical training on the water, which was accompanied by a video shot and work on the bugs.
To start the scoring of the competition the team came in good shape. But the weather in the Central Mediterranean have complicated the task. The first day of Euromed was held in unstable in strength and direction of winds from the South, which was enveloped in clouds the waters of the African wilderness.
With the excitement of the first start did a better job the silver prize-winner of superiority of Russia, the athlete Academy sailing Cyril Shanenkov, but then, with the change of conditions, he lost the initiative and ended the day 67.
On the contrary, after a bad first race, first victory and second coming recorded in the asset Vice-champion of the championship of Saint-Petersburg Nikita Black. Thanks to these results he finished the day 15th overall – still the best result of the Russian team among nearly 200 participants from fifteen countries.
Pleased with the result and the student of the Academy sailing Pavel Guschin. With one coming in the top ten Paul finished third among the Junior athletes. Among girls, the 12th is the prize-winner of superiority of Russia Varvara St. George from Noumea.
Had a good start and beginners. In the group with two wins and a second coming is the second Muscovite Alexander Pascenco. Among girls in this group is the best Lisa Kehlata from Sevastopol.
“Friday is expected wind, which can significantly affect the results, respectively, it is too early to draw conclusions, says the start of the regatta Vadim Mechanics – can Not but rejoice Blacks, and especially younger athletes, but there are still three days of competition in very difficult conditions. While seeking to qualify in the gold fleet.”
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