Melbourne again in the spotlight
On Sunday in Melbourne, the first two races of the World Championship in Laser Radial are due to take place. The list of applicants – 110 racers from 40 countries.
The regatta will be held in the same yacht club Sandringham – a suburb of Melbourne, where a week ago, recall, the world championship in "Laser Standard" ended.
In Australia, an excellent company of racers gathered, among which are stars of the first magnitude. Suffice it to say that all three Rio 2016 winners will take part in the championship. This is Olympic gold winner (and six-time world champion!) Marit Bowmeester from the Netherlands (you can see her in the picture), Irishwoman Annalie Murphy, silver medalist of those Games, and, finally, bronze medalist – reigning world champion Anne-Marie Rind (Denmark).
The list of applicants for success, of course, is not limited to these three racers – to list all for a long time, and it makes no sense. For example, which of the hostesses of the regatta – the Australian – will perform better than others? Nobody knows this, if only because as many as 19 (!) Representatives of Australia will go to the start of the championship.
Now about ours. The list of participants includes five Russians – Ekaterina Guseva, Ekaterina Zyuzina, Maria Kislukhina, Valeria Lomatchenko and Alexandra Lukoyanova. As we once wrote about them, I really want their quantity in Melbourne to turn into quality. We wish you success, girls!
The first race of the championship, we repeat, is scheduled for Sunday. But it’s not a fact that they can be carried out: a preliminary forecast for this day promises light unstable winds. Well, let's see how it really turns out.
The final day of the championship is Friday, February 28th.
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