On Wednesdays – when else?

Yesterday, may 22, 14 cruisers opened the season of sailing races on the Amur Bay in Vladivostok.

Racing on Wednesdays, or the regatta “Cup of Vladivostok” opened calendar sailing regattas in the capital of Primorye. These competitions have been held for the 13th year in a row. Traditionally they involved only two of the most popular in Vladivostok class racing yacht Platu25 and “Konrad 25 R”.

The format of the regatta involves 12 races that will take place all summer, every Wednesday starting may 22 and ending August 14. According to the results of dozens of races will be determined by the best skippers of Vladivostok in both classes.

Yesterday started out 8 yachts Platu 25 and 6 yachts “Konrad 25 R”. Good racing the wind allowed the race in full, although for half an hour before the start there was no wind at all, which was pretty powernova and judges, and riders.

The yacht took the classic two loops. The first in the “petuhah” finished the yacht crew Nautilus (captain Mikhail Ermakov), literally at their heels womens crew Pink Floyd (captain Catherine Chaschina), third came Depeche Mode (captain Valery Dychenko).

“Conrad” was leading the crew of the yacht “Union”, it – girls on Disco (captain Diana Krylova), closed the three Igor Shesterikov, the yacht Twist.

Fog, fickle winds and high waves did not prevent young sailors to open the season last weekend, may 18 and 19. In the championship of Vladivostok “Our hope” was attended by 48 people from three clubs in the city – “Seven feet”, “MSU Navigator”, “Scarlet sails”. The boys competed in classes “Optimist”, “Cadet, “Laser 4.7”, “Laser radial”, “420”. Most of the prize awards managed to take pupils of the yacht club “Seven feet”.

Yana Konoplitskaya,
press center yacht club “Seven Feet”

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