May 6, 2019
It will be a blast!
World Championship Formula Kite 2019 ended on Lake Garda. The Russian national team took the third place in the team competition, the athlete of the Krestovsky Island school, Valeria Garashchenko, was second in the standings among sportswomen under 19 years old. Here is what the press service of Krestovsky Island reports:
“On the final day of the race, they did not give: the barrel was strong, the maximum recorded at a distance of 56 knots,” said school coach Alexei Chibizov. “Although we waited all day for the release — as soon as it acidified, the golden fleet had to go the distance. For the rest, it was impossible to provide security. Waited all day, but did not come out.
Denis Taradin eventually finished ninth. There were objective reasons for that – I spent a lot of time studying, made a few mistakes. But, in principle, we did not have just one more qualifying day to enter the golden fleet with minimal points. I was hoping to start today, a good wind – this is our weather. But alas …
A little bit about team racing. A very interesting format is offered for the Olympics. It will be, you might say, an explosion. Everything is very clear, the tactical struggle begins not even in the transit zone of the athletes, but before it. We took the third place in one point from the Americans. If they gave one more race, then the worst result would go to the ejection and, most likely, we would take the first place. Compared with the American athlete Evan Heffernan, Denis looked very good. And he brought a handicap for Lena Kalinina so that she managed to drive away from Daniela Moroz and just hold the lead. Daniela is a very strong athlete. She was slowly catching up, but she lacked distance.
A very interesting project, a real show, which in the near future will be a new format in sailing, especially for its extreme types: catamarans, hydrofoils. Everything is dynamic and clear.
Lera Garashchenko – well done. Showed a good potential rate for her age. In each race, fought in the top five. It is necessary to improve stability, work with equipment and participate in competitions. While she is not very capable of overcoming emotions. As soon as there is more practice, everything will improve. She deserved the result, but before the same Daniela Moroz still plowed and plowed.
Another success – in the team event, we ranked third. Ahead of us are the Americans and the French.
Now we are returning to Spain, we are training. According to the plan performance in the championship of this country. And then Denis will perform in China in qualifying for the World Beach Games. Straight from China to Marseille for the World Cup, where only the top 20 are invited.
Championship results –
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