Start of the final race

On superiority of Russia in the class “Optimist” in Togliatti completed qualification. According to the results of 5 races the athletes were divided into 4 fleets – “gold”, “silver”, “bronze” and “green”.

Today in Togliatti will start the series final races of the championship of Russia in the class “Optimist”. 303 riders will compete in four fleets. In the gold fleet got 70 riders.

“Despite all the difficulties with the wind, we managed to qualify. On the first day due to a weak and unstable wind, we had only one race in all fleets. On Saturday the wind was more stable and fresh, which allowed us to give all four races. We see how strong a struggle ensued in each of the fleets arrived in Togliatti very well prepared. Championship of Russia is the result and summary of the preparation of athletes for the whole season,” – said the chief referee of competitions Vadim Mechanics.

The athlete from the Sailing club “Vodnik” Artem Maksimkin, consistently winning two prestigious regatta – the Cup of the Yacht club of Sochi and the Cup of the Association, proves your level and on superiority of Russia. After five races, he leads with five first wards. One point he concedes racer Academy sailing and dspk “the Rout” Andrey Sotnikov. In third place with seven points – last year’s winner of superiority of Russia Danila Ivanov (“Krestovsky island”).

“I’m a heavy rider, and it is hard for me to walk in this wind, more like a fresh breeze. The waters cool, the opponents are strong, I like that constant visits and can be turned over on the turns”, – shared the athlete Andrei Lavrov (Saint-Petersburg, “Krestovsky island”).

Among girls leadership holds the athlete Academy sailing Marina Babkina (13 points). Four and seven points, respectively, her inferior Alisa Ivanov (PK Vodnik) and Arina Bratchenko (“of sshor of No. 9”, the basics). In the championship Junior boys ranked first, Dmitry Eremin from the “Krestovsky island”, and the second Ilyas Yakhin (yachts-club “Friendship” Tolyatti), and the third – Artem Carpita (CSKA Moskva). Among the Junior girls leader Dean Zhilkina (“Vodnik”). Behind her are Julia Naymushin (Academy sailing) and eve Turkina (“Krestovsky island”).

“Today was stronger than the wind, and me as a tough racer, it was easier. In Kazan, there is no such trend, as in Togliatti. Our waters are more closed, and therefore visits a lot less. It is interesting”, – said the young racer from Kazan Diana Sadykova.

Today starts the final series of races. The strongest young riders in the gold fleet for these competitions are fighting for the right to represent Russia at major international tournaments – the Championships of Europe and world.

Olga Dorovskaya,

the press service of the Russian Association of a class “the Optimist”

In the class “Zoom 8” absolute leadership in the juniors and holds Galina Pavlova (Samara oblast) – 9 points. Among boys the best – Daniel Serdukov (Saint Petersburg) – 10.

In the class “Cadet” in the first position of hydyrov Nury Alexander Shevchenko (Chelyabinsk region) – 4 points. Among girls in the lead Kristina Vasileva/Elena Elesina (Samara region) – 14.

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