September 19, 2019
“Minus six masts and two rudders”
On the Lake Balaton (Hungary), the European Championship in the Flying Dutchman class continues, in which sailors from 17 countries take part.
There were no races on Tuesday due to the lack of wind, and yesterday it was even in abundance. Here is what Boris Kuzminov, a participant in the regatta, wrote on his Facebook page (speaking with Yuri Firsov):
“Day Three. Three races with wind up to 27 knots. Minus six masts and two steering wheels, one ambulance on a stretcher … I saw two abandoned boats at a distance. Torn gusts with local ciphers up to 50+ degrees, a lot of keel. We first unfastened the brakes (although they were wound up), connecting the stayselshot into circular ones, and the sheet flew from the below-deck block, we lost a lot, while we spent and tied it up. In the middle of the last maneuvering, the cable of the trapeze’s dimenna broke, and I broke away from Yura by 30 meters, but he managed to catch me swimming;). Even before the race, the grotto was used up, they found out the reason on the shore: the grotto went down with the pulley – the chain fell apart … And I fell into a ditch from the great upon arrival in the courtyard of our house … ”
By the sum of five races held at the championship (with one throw), the most eminent crew leads – 13 points for world champions Шабabolce Maiteni and Andras Domokos (Hungary) – 8 points. The Jorgen brothers and Jens Boyser-Mollers from Denmark are two points behind.
As for the Russians, they are still at the bottom of the table:
43. Boris Kuzminov / Yuri Firsov. … 45. Andrey Novoderezhkin / Dmitry Novoderezhkin. … 47. Andrey Berezhnoy / Denis Medvedev. … 49. Mikhail Senatorov / Sergey Borodinov. … 62. Andrey Yakimov / Roman Matveenko.
Detailed Results –
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