We offer to your attention the third report Elena Tekinay from Montenegro, where it continues 44Cup Porto Montenegro:
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The third day of racing (and part of Day of Astronautics) rocket racing RC44 said the only race in which the victory was won by the Russian Team Nika’s Vladimir Prosikhin.
However, it did not change the situation of the team in the overall standings. Nika narrowed the gap from first place to 6 points, but still remained in 4th position. The top three continues to be led by the Slovenian Ceeref c 5-m finish, second place went to Peninsula Petroleum, posted the 3rd ward, while Team Aqua came to the race 6th and dropped to third place.
Yekaterinburg Tavatuy Pavel Kuznetsov took 4th place in the race and retained 5th position in the overall, but the gap from “Nicky” has increased to 4 points. Bronenosec finished 7th and also remained at its previous 8th place.
South wind at 10-11 knots at first showed no signs of instability and allowed (though with some delay) to start the only race of the day. Team Nika and Tavatuy started well: the team of Vladimir Prosikhin in the center of the line, and Pavel Kuznetsov perfectly took the start of the judicial vessel. At the first sign of the two Russian boats came almost simultaneously — “Nika” first, “Tavatuy” for her, but on the sign the citizens could become a domestic and took the lead. At the gate, both teams came in the same order, but the wind gradually began to subside, departing to the West, and the judges almost halved the distance to the top of the sign. However, it did not help. When the leaders came up on the second rounding, the wind completely disappeared, and the judge decided to accept the finish on the sign.
At this point, the team Tavatuy went to the left side, but did not reach wind, wrong angle, took a few wrong turns and get stuck, and the first to sign almost simultaneously came the “nick” and the Swedish Artemis of Thorbjorn the tornkvist with tactician Andy Horton. “Nike” failed to make a turn earlier and to sign more speed, just half a length ahead of the Swedish boat and winning the race. Tavatuy stood nose to the finish in almost a dead calm near Peninsula Petroleum, which managed on two feet to get ahead and become the third.
“Battleship” start failed, the team went too early to the line and she had to make a turn, and then go to simulate the whole fleet. At the first rounding boat came last, but then on the full course on the left side of the bypassed 5 yacht and were going to finish 4th, not yet got stuck with no wind in the centre distance. The wind by that time to be reversed, and the rest of the fleet put geekery and crawled up to the finish line within time limit, but “Battleship” has already become only the 7th.
After the race the team was sent to wait for the weather to shore. The race Committee waited until the last working wind, but still at half past five in the evening announced the termination of the race.
According to the tactics of “Tautua” Eugene Neugodnikov, the day was interesting. “We went by a large margin, and if the wind did not change, I don’t think we could overtake. We fought for the top three, but lost not only the “Nike” and “Artemis”, but still the same boat. It’s a shame, of course, like everything, was on the positive, and then everything turned sour. But nothing, the main thing is that there is already a stability, 3-3-4 in the last races, and, basically, I think that’s all very well”.
Today, Saturday, the final racing day of the Cup. The first start scheduled for 11.30 local time, and the limit is the start of the last race extended to 17.00. The weather forecast does not promise anything good, but the Race Committee will attempt to use the final day to the maximum.