May 5, 2019
Sochi Yacht Club Cup: results
On May 4, the first ever Sochi Yacht Club Cup ended with a single race. Athletes and coaches were eager to hold another race to finally determine who was who, but did not allow the wind.
As a result, the top three remained unchanged. Artem Maksimkin from Dolgoprudny won by a margin of 9 points with a margin from his rivals. The regatta became the 2nd stage of selection for the national teams of Russia in the most popular children's class of yachts in the world “Optimist”.
In total, 204 young yachtsmen under the age of 16 from various regions of Russia took part in the races. All participants of the competition acknowledged that the regatta was a success both from the point of view of organizing the competitions and from the point of view of the races themselves.
For 5 days of competition, the judges held 9 races. The water area of FGBU “Yug Sport”, despite the established reputation of a place where there are often problems with the wind, this time pleased everyone with winds of different strength and direction. Only one day turned out to be completely windless – 3 May.
At the very beginning, all the athletes were randomly divided into 3 fleets (approximately 70 people each), and their personnel changed every day. After 6 qualifying races, all the athletes were redistributed among the fleets, depending on the results (the best ones entered the “golden” fleet), and the best of the best were finally determined in the final 3 races.
The winner was Artyom Maksimkin from Dolgoprudny, who took the lead from the very beginning of the regatta. Danila Ivanov and Andrei Sotnikov turned out to be 9 points less (St. Petersburg, GBSU secondary school on Krestovsky Ostrov PS and Rautu DSPK), but Danilo was the second in additional indicators.
All three first places among girls also went to the pupils of the legendary coach Anatoly Anatolyevich Parfenenko from Dolgoprudny: Maria Struk, Dina Zhilkina and Alisa Ivanova. Maria also became the 13th overall and Dina became the best among the younger girls. In the second place among the younger girls, Eva Turkina (St. Petersburg, “Krestovsky Island”), and Yuli Naimushin from Krasnoyarsk – the third one.
Artem Cherpita (CSKA, Sevastopol) won the younger boys, Dmitry Eremin (St. Petersburg, “Krestovsky Island”) showed the second result, but Daniil Larchenkov (Rautu), St. -Petersburg).
Chief Judge Vadim Mechanics summed up the regatta: “From a competitive point of view, not everything was possible – the 10th race was not enough to dot the i, but even without it, the regatta was very intense. I hope that it will turn out to be traditional, as there is a very interesting water area here, which makes all athletes wrestle. Of course, a special thank you to the heads of the FGBU "South" for allowing us to conduct everything at the highest level. "
The final composition of the national teams, which will represent Russia at the World and European Championships, will be known after the Association Cup, which will be held in early June in St. Petersburg.
Press Service of the Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg
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