Our special correspondent Viktor Acacemic reports from Sweden, where the first racing day of the championship of Europe on buernomu sport in the Monotype XV class.
The ice was hard enough, but because of the thaw on ice water appeared. The slide was nice, the wind speed was 3.6 m/s, sometimes with reinforcements. There were four dynamic race.
Gusts of wind followed, one after another, the racers picked up the best segments of the race for overclocking. Speed of ice-boats reached 60 knots. The most successful and experienced athletes “found” land in the southern part of the range, where it was able to accelerate most strongly. However, no one (even the leaders) was not without errors.
Ahead of all by results of the day were Patriotic crew of Oleg Vasiliev (R1): wards 1, 1, 1, and 8.
After the race I managed to take a little interview with the members of the delegation from the Netherlands. This country has put race on the largest team with 11 boards.
According to Robert Offermans (H35), the Netherlands has 17 iceboat class Monotype XV. However, the ice in their country once in ten years, but this does not prevent beeristan constantly to make his “club” at various competitions. The leader of the team is the crew of the Bou van Wijk (H32), last year they took on TH third place. And Yes, the Netherlands are building a new glider under the guidance of Fred Roll, who puts his son on the Buer H33. For the team from the Netherlands this year – a real feast!mistakeswithout