In Melbourne, the championship of Oceania in the classes of “Laser-standard” and “Laser-radial” – a kind of “warm up” tournament before the world Championships in these classes, which will be held in Melbourne next month. There’s also the part of the sailing festival Sail Australia held regattas in other classes.
The winner of the “Laser-standard” was a famous French racer Jean-Baptiste Berne, and 46 points in 7 races (with one outlier).
But the place of the Russians: 23. Maxim Nikolaev – 114 points. …41. Daniil Krutskikh – 222 points (and 4-e a place among juniors up to 21 years).
In “the Laser-a radial”, where this time were women, and men, was a small sensation. Absolute favorite – the famous Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands (24 points in 8 races) – ahead of the Junior (U19) Australian Stephan Elliott-Sircar (18 points).
Our girls, recall, finished the regatta in Silver fleet, Maria Kisluhina was there second with 94 points. Yekaterina Zyuzina – 13-me (146 points). Alexander Lukoyanov – 15-I (150) and 3rd in the standings girls under 17 years.
Four of the five Russian riders, who are now in Melbourne – working at the Sailing school “Krestovsky island”. Here is what their coach Vladimir Krutskikh a press-service of the school:
“Today ended the second for athletes “Krestovsky” regatta on the Australian continent in preparation for the world championship in the class “Laser”.
Guys exactly a month in Australia and actively preparing for the upcoming important challenges. When we came here in December, I thought that nobody will be, and then from November all were in excellent physical condition thanks to active trainings in this area.
By and large, we only recruit force.
Given that our Yuga such strong winds and waves, as here, there is – need a good nahozhennoy and physics. There are 15-20 knots and high waves are the norm. I can not mention Alexander Lukoyanov. Sasha this month are very advanced. 15 is good in strong winds and is not afraid of the waves.
Despite very strong competition, 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 brings a mild wind and then a trick on the course is a priority. Of course, such conditions would be more at hand for the best results. In any case, we are prepared for all conditions.”
On the eve of the championship, many teams will have training regatta. Do not pass them by and the team “Krestovsky” – this gives an excellent opportunity to work with world leaders in as close to “combat” conditions.
Bay of Port Phillip, which will be a regatta, characterized by a near constant presence of wind. Moreover, the feature area is the formation of the different winds at a constant temperature. Can be gradient wind, sea or coastal breezes. As the air temperature does not change – it is difficult to understand what is happening. Actively work with the local to learn how to discern all the nuances that they already understand on an intuitive level.
For our athletes it is very important in addition to a set physical form maximum to have a rest morally. Only with a calm mind you can achieve a lot no matter what”.
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