“Not their level at all”

February 18, 2019

      "Not their level at all"
      Only two racing days were held at the MedSailing Trophy – Eurocup 2019 regatta in Spain instead of the planned four. Several Russian crews performed here in the 29er class.

"Not their level at all"

At the weekend, competitors sat on the beach waiting for the wind, the press service of the St. Petersburg Sailing School "Krestovsky Island," but did not wait for it. Thus, the results of our athletes have not changed: after eight races Andreev / Pushev – 13th place out of 79 participants. Lazdin / Araslanov – 34th, Liksanova / Kanafiev – on 47th, Lukoyanova / Soloveichik – 58th.

Coach class 29er Yuri Artemyev said the performance unsuccessful:

– The guys can race much better, this is not their level. The reason is tactical mistakes and misunderstanding of local weather conditions. It was rare to guess the right direction. But a bad result is also a result. We must draw conclusions and continue to work.


The crews of the Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club Sailing Academy also performed at the same regatta. The best of them – Ilya Chuprina / Rodion Brovin – finished on the 21st line, showing parishes 12-14-15-10- (18) -13-2-20.

Ivan Sologubov / Vlad Grakhov – 52nd, Viveya Eremenko / Ulyana Volskaya – 63.

Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, coach of the Academy in the 29th class: “I rate the result as satisfactory, almost good. Of course, no luck with the weather. I will note the progress since the summer of the crew of Vivei Eremenko / Ulyana Volskaya, the result of the crew of Vlad Grakhov / Ivan Sologubov was influenced by a leg injury received by Vlad on Gard. Ilya Chuprina and Rodion Brovin should be added to stability, and the result will definitely come! All the guys are great. "

And here is how I rated my performance at the regatta Ilya Chuprina:

“The regatta was generally successful for us, but it was possible to perform better. It turned out to catch up and overtake rivals at speed, there were even moments when we climbed from the 15th to the 5th position in one backstay.

We need to work more on launches in the big fleet. There have been very good starts, and useless, stability is still not enough.

Now we plan to train for two more days in El Balis and fly home. The next regatta will be held in Sochi in March, it is an important selection for us to the ISAF competition and qualification for the Games. ”

Regatta results –


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