Samokhin – the third
In Puerto Portals (Mallorca) ended the European Grand Prix Final in the Dragon class. Team RUS76 Rocknrolla Dmitry Samokhin in the decisive race finished third.
© Elena Razina
On the final day of the regatta, three races were held – quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Such competition regulations for the Dragon class are unusual, but, in the general opinion, it turned out interesting, and the struggle was exciting.
Recall that on Friday out of 20 participants in the Grand Prix Final, four races left ten. At the same time, Evgenia Braslavets, who was flying the Italian ITA77 Bunker Prince flag, who became the best in terms of points, immediately got a ticket to the finals, and the German crew GER1207 Khalleesi, who took second place, where the skipper was Nicola Friesen, went to the semifinals.
The rest – 8 teams – on Saturday began with the quarter finals. Rocknrolla took 5th place in it – the last of those that allowed to get into the semifinals. Another boat under the Russian flag – RUS27 Annapurna by Anatoly Loginov – became the 6th, and, alas, completed the fight.
In the semifinals, Samokhin’s team came to the finish line first. It is a pity that this success could not be repeated in the final. The bottom line is: Rocknrolla – in third place, in second – Bunker Prince of Braslawiec. The winner was the Swiss SUI311 Sophie Racing skippers Hugo Stenbeck and Bernardo Freitas.
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