In hyères in the South-East of France today was the first race of the famous regatta Semaine Olympique Française (SOF).
But is it the famous Hyeres regatta, whose fame rang through the sailing world? Alas, no. From former glory there are only tears. In this year’s tournament in hyères deprived of high status – he ceased to be a world Cup in Olympic classes (due to the fact that nearby, in Marseille, will be the final of the Cup).
And here’s the result: where before there was a struggle in the ten Olympic classes, now scraped together a decent list only four – Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X (men and women).
This is the kind of places after the first race of the day was occupied by the Russians:
Laser. 69 participants. Held 2 races. …42. Cyril Evfimievski. …44. Maxim Nikolaev.
Laser Radial. 50 participants. 1 held a race. …11. Maria Kisluhina. 12. Ekaterina Ziuzina. …40. Catherine Birch.
RS:X (men). The 48 participants. Held 3 races (one release). …22. Evgeny Ayvazyan. 23. Vladislav Burmistenko. …29. Alexander Askerov.
RS:X (women). 30 participants. Held 3 races (one release). …15. Stefania Elfwina. …23. Anna Korikova.
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