According to the Russian Association of yachts of a class “the Finn”, in the German city of Schwerin on the same lake, the second European championship, “the Finn-masters” among riders older than 40 years.
Recall that the first European championship was held last year in Croatia in Split, and it was won by Russian Vladimir Krutskikh.
This year the competition involved 65 riders from 16 countries, including Brazil and Australia. Russia was represented by 10 athletes: Yuriy Polovinkin, Alexander Kasatov, Alexander Banko, Felix Denikaev, Sergey Lukin, Alexey Borovyak, Michael Petriga, Anatoly Vasenyov, Dmitry ahramenko and Vasiliy Kravchenko. The winner of last year’s championship Vladimir Krutskikh, unfortunately, could not take part in the competition due to overlapping on him of the championship of Russia.
The first day of the regatta was held at wind of 14-18 knots, later increasing to 18-22 knots. There have been two race. According to their results, the leader Filipe Silva. Best of Russians – Vasiliy Kravchenko on 12-m a place. There is still 6 races that will last until 14 September inclusive.
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