New Zealand: difficult conditions
The press service of the Krestovsky Ostrov sailing school reported that school athletes Zoya Novikova and Diana Sabirova, performing in the 49erFX class, are training in New Zealand, where the World Cup starts in early December.
This championship will be the most important event of the season ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, a chance for many leading sailing countries to get Olympic licenses in classes 49er, Nacra 17 and 49erFX.
“Despite the fact that the first races will be held only on December 3, almost all the participants have already arrived,” coach Vadim Pushev said from the place of upcoming events. – Before the world championship, the Oceania championship will also be held.
After arrival, we armed a new boat, started training. The wind is mostly strong. Yesterday was the first day when knots 8-11 were muzzle. The conditions are complex. Strong currents, fairways and many beaches around.
P.S. In addition to Novikova and Sabirova, the applications of the Russian national team include Jan Chekh and Ivan Zotov (49er), as well as Vyacheslav Sheludyakov / Yana Stokolesova and Maxim Semenov / Alina Shchetinkina (Nacra17).
P.P.S. The Oceania Championship will be held on November 25-27, and the World Championship on December 3-8.
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