Russians are among the leaders!
The third season of the international children's regatta OptiOrangeValencia opened yesterday, March 6, the only race that took place in the fresh winds.
A west wind of up to 25 knots provided fierce competition and distance competition, making the results difficult to predict. One of the early leaders of the regatta was Kirill Shunenkov and Vladislav Kochetov.
The OptiOrangeValencia 2020 list of participants is packed with titled athletes from 27 countries. Among 345 participants are champions of countries and leaders of the national ranking.
On the first day of the competition, the participants were divided into four fleets, each of which spent one race. The Yellow Fleet was the first to launch, where Kirill Shunenkov, an athlete of the Optimist Class Association Experimental Group, defeated the Irish Rocco Wright.
“The race turned out to be interesting, at first I missed several opponents while scooping up water, then I also got a fine,” Shunenkov comments. – After the fine, I went into the clean wind to gain speed, and I was lucky with the call. “Gradually, I overtook several rivals, and, already at the finish line, I overtook the Irish.”
Briton Santiago Sesto Cosby, who is not distinguished by a strong physique, surprised everyone when he became a leader in the distance in the Green Fleet. But could not stay in the lead and finished fourth. The victory was celebrated by Marie Mazay from Switzerland. “Today was a difficult day for everyone, physically very demanding, but thanks to training, I was able to achieve a result,” says Marie. “Such conditions are different from those we are used to at home, but if you stay concentrated, you can overcome everything!”
The second in the Green Fleet was Vladislav Kochetov from the Rautu team.
In general, despite the severe weather, during the race, the girls were not inferior to the boys. In the Blue Fleet, the first and second places were won by Swiss Viktoria Jedlinskaya (who was fined 5 points on the shore for the lack of a receipt on the parish) and Portuguese athlete Julia Cardozo. The third here was Mateo Codoner from Spain.
The Belgian Boris de Wilde defeated the Red Fleet. The second came the Swiss Boris Hirsch, and the third was the Irishman Ben O’Shaughnessy. Among the younger boys in this fleet, Nikolai Fastenko was the best.
In general, among younger youths, Tim Lubat, who entered the top ten of the Blue Fleet in sixth place, showed the best result. Ilyas Yakin was the first among the younger in the Yellow Navy. Among the younger girls, Leila Edwards leads.
“I really want to praise our athletes who successfully started in the regatta in such difficult conditions,” comments Anna Basalkina, trainer of the Experimental team of the Optimist Class Association. – In addition to Cyril and Vladislav, I would like to mention Fastenko, Sheludyakov, Yakin, Alisa Ivanovskaya, Chernykh, Larchenkov and others. Everyone went the distance, showed good preparation and are commendable. But there are still many races ahead and it is too early to rest on our laurels. ”
Traditionally, after the race, athletes and all guests of the regatta were expected to enjoy Spanish paella, and the partners of the regatta provided freshly squeezed juice and other drinks. Among the athletes a raffle of incentive prizes was held.
The third season of OptiOrangeValencia will last until March 8th.
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