No accidents and breakdowns
Details of the Hogland Flight 2019 race and the St. Petersburg Open Cup in the ORC yacht class.
In the period from September 27 to 29, the most severe offshore sailing yacht race in the North-West region, the Hogland Race, took place in the Gulf of Finland. The regatta has been held since 2004 traditionally at the very end of September and at the end of the season is a kind of exam for yachtsmen. The motto of the regatta: “We must do it!” Fully reflects the task of the race.
On September 27, at 19 hours, 22 yachts took off at the dam of the defenses of the city of Kronstadt and rushed to the island of Hogland. Participants in the regatta had to go over 200 nautical miles without stopping along the route: start – about. Hogland – about. Sommers – finish at the defenses of the city of Kronstadt. During the race, all the crew’s skills in working with sails, navigation and the use of tactical knowledge are checked.
During the race, the weather prepared a test of all the skills of the crews. The race began with a weak but fair wind. The island of Hogland met the conquerors of the sea with sunny weather and strong winds, the athletes had to apply sailing skills in stormy conditions, but the course allowed them not to make turns and quickly enough to reach Sommers Island.
The crews met the beginning of the second night in a bitter struggle with the wave and headwind, then the wind began to subside and the finish passed in a calm atmosphere. The victory went to crews who were able to competently work with sails and clearly calculate the route.
Fortunately, there were no accidents and breakdowns and all crews were able to bring their yachts to the finish line in the control time.
Participants of the regatta were divided into 3 test groups:
1. Yachts of the Cetus class.
2. Yachts with an ORC racing score.
3. Cruising-racing yachts of class "L6".
Also, for the first time, 2 cruising catamarans went to the start of the regatta, they were able to cover the entire distance.
The victory in the Cetus class was won by the crew of Fortuna2 yacht.
The yacht crews won prizes in the ORC group: 1. Flavis, 2. Aurora Borealis, 3. Fortuna2.
In the group of yachts “L6”: 1. “Onega”, 2. “Lena”, 3. “Kareji”.
For the second time in a row, the crew of the Aurora Borealis yacht got the Honorary Cup for the fastest passing the distance.
The organizers of the regatta were: St. Petersburg River Yacht Club of the Trade Unions, the Russian Register Association, and the Gogland Race Club.
Partners of the regatta were: Navis Marine company clothing for yachtsmen, the company PAUL & CHARK YACHTING "and the company" Orlova Design ".
On the same evening, the results of the Open Cup of St. Petersburg in the ORC yacht class were announced. The Cup was held according to the results of 5 regattas held in St. Petersburg: “Cup 100 miles”, Sailing yacht races dedicated to the Russian Navy Day, St. Petersburg Sailing Week, St. Petersburg Championship and “Hogland Flight”.
The Aurora Borealis yacht was recognized as the winner, the yacht Fortuna2 and the third Ariel took the second place. The Cup is held by the Northwest ORC Class Association in conjunction with the Gogland Race Club for the second year in a row. The cruising-racing yacht class ORC is the largest class in the North-West region, it unites yachts of various designs, allowing them to compete on equal terms by counting the results of competitions according to the ORC system (ORC measuring system and handicap (Offshore Race Congress)) .
All winners received exclusive prizes made by the Shtauh workshop.
Press Service of the Hogland Race Regatta and the North-West ORC Class Yacht Association.
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