It was cool!

The website summarizes the results of the Baikal ice-yacht of the week 2019. It was held from 15 to 24 March at lake Baikal (p. Kurma), and it is in the framework of competitions: Asian Cup in the DN class of iceboat, the Russian Championship in the class Buer of the Ice optimist, the Cup of Russia in DN, and finished the week a Cup of Baikal ice boats Ice optimist and DN.

Baikal, as always, impressed the participants with his energy, great blue ice and a good wind. It is worth noting that this year was a bit foreign riders, due to the fact that the world Cup was held in USA during the second half of February and most of them are unable to come with snowmobiles and in the United States and Russia in the period of one month. But the most devoted fans of the Baikal ice-yacht of the week from Germany and Poland could not miss this unique event. It is noteworthy that the Polish team overcame more than 7000 km by car to participate in competitions.

The Asian Cup in the DN passed in the little wind and ended with the victory of Valentina Kozlova from Saint Petersburg, which has confidently defeated the rivals-the men and has pleasantly surprised all the participants.

Championship of Russia in ice Optimist took place over 5 racing days. The young participants got the full range of winds from 4 to 22 knots, so it’s safe to say that the beat is really strong. The results of the 11 races the victory was celebrated by Vitaly Ivanov from Novosibirsk and Sofia Makarova from Irkutsk. Silver medals were won by Sergey Konstantinov and Catherine Picaresca (both Irkutsk), bronze — Daniel Vinogradov (Irkutsk) and Vasilisa Arrested (Vladivostok). All prize-winners of superiority of Russia received the gift of the ryf trips to the international children’s center “Artek”, where they will be able to train on Optimists on the already warm sea.

The winner of the Cup of Russia was Oleg Vasiliev of St. Petersburg, silver and bronze Valery Dychenko (Vladivostok) and Nikita Timofeev (Bratsk), among women was won by Valentina Kozlova. In open competition with foreign participants won Jost Kolb from Germany, the second was the Roman Morgas from Poland and the third place Oleg Vasiliev.

Traditionally the week has finished the international competition Cup of lake Baikal. The regatta was held at fresh wind. Here in DN confidently with big advantage won by Anton Didenko (Vladivostok), the winners were Roman Morgas (Poland) and Jost Kolb (Germany). In the ice optimistic the victory was celebrated by Sergey Konstantinov (Irkutsk) and Arrested Vasilisa (Vladivostok), which was awarded a special prize from VastSails and received the gift of a new sail.

Summing up the Baikal ice-yacht of the week 2019, all participants noted that this year the conditions for racing were the best in many years. All racing days were used to the maximum ice and wind conditions was close to perfect.

Season 2018-2019 in the iceboat complete. Thanks to everyone who helped organize the Baikal ice-yacht week: the Russian Association of the DN National buernomu Union, all-Russia sailing sports Federation, partners of the regatta, Park-hotel “ouga” for their hospitality, the judges for the great racing and all the participants for an exciting fight!

Next year we expect more than 40 foreign participants of the Baikal and the Baikal ice-yacht week will be held the championship of Russia. Again will meet friends, rivals and fans of high speeds. See you on the ice of lake Baikal!

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