Second in the Silver Fleet
In Melbourne, the Oceania championship in the Laser Standard and Laser Radial classes ended – a kind of “warm-up” tournament before the World Championships in the same classes, which will be held in Melbourne in a month. There, in the framework of the Sail Australia Sailing Festival, regattas took place in other classes.
The winner in the “Laser Standard” was the famous French racer Jean-Baptist Bern – 46 points in 7 races (with one throw).
And here are the places of Russians: 23. Maxim Nikolaev – 114 points. … 41. Daniil Krutskikh – 222 points (and 4th place among young men under 21 years old).
At Laser Radial, where women and men performed this time, there was a slight sensation. One hundred percent favorite – the famous Marit Bowmeester from Holland (24 points for the sum of 8 races) – ahead of the young (U19) Australian Stefan Elliott-Shirkor (18 points).
Our girls, recall, completed the regatta in the Silver Fleet, and Maria Kislukhina became the second there – 94 points. Ekaterina Zyuzina – 13th (146 points). Alexandra Lukoyanova – 15th (150) and 3rd in the classification of girls under 17 years old.
Four out of five Russian riders currently in Melbourne are studying at the Krestovsky Ostrov Sailing School. Here is what their trainer Vladimir Krutskikh told the school’s press service:
“Today the second regatta for the Krestovsky athletes on the Australian continent has already ended in preparation for the World Championship in the Laser class.
The guys have been in Australia for exactly a month and are actively preparing for the upcoming important trials. When we arrived here in December, we thought that there would be no one else, and since November everyone has been in great physical shape thanks to active training in this area.
By and large, we are only gaining strength.
Considering that there are no such strong winds and waves in our south as here, we need good location and physics. There are 15-20 knots and a high wave is the norm. I cannot but mention Alexander Lukoyanov. Sasha has made great progress this month. At 15 he walks well in strong winds and is not afraid of the waves.
Despite very strong competition, the guys do not stop and intend to achieve the highest possible results at the World Cup. It is difficult to say what conditions will be there – perhaps gentle winds will blow and then cunning at a distance will be a priority. Of course, such conditions would be more at hand for the highest possible results. In any case, we are preparing for all conditions. ”
On the eve of the championship, many teams will hold training regattas. The Krestovsky team will not pass them by — this provides an excellent opportunity to work with world leaders in the closest possible way to “combat” conditions.
Port Philippe Bay, where the regatta will be held, is characterized by the almost constant presence of wind. Moreover, a feature of the water area is the formation of different winds at a constant temperature. It can be gradient wind, sea or coastal breezes. Since the air temperature does not change, it is difficult to understand what exactly is happening. We are actively working with local people to learn to distinguish all the nuances that they already understand on an intuitive level.
For our athletes it is now very important to relax as much as possible in addition to a set of physical fitness. Only with cold reason can much be achieved no matter what. "
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