Tolyatti: the first race

September 8, 2019       Tolyatti: the first race The first races took place at the main competitions of the season for the Optimists at the Russian Championship in Tolyatti. With an unstable weak wind, the organizers managed to conduct one race in all fleets. On the second day of the championship, weather conditions again did not allow the organizers of the championship to go according to the plan: instead of 4 races, only one was possible in all fleets of the Read more

There was enough wind for one race

August 22, 2019       There was enough wind for one race       On the last day of the pre-Olympic test competitions held in Enoshima (Japan), it was planned to conduct medal races in five disciplines. But, alas, the wind was enough only for one of them. This medal race is 470 women, and the French crew Alois Returna / Camille Lecuantre defeated it. They, it must be said, were leaders before the decisive start. So no sensations. https://tokyo2020.org/en/special/readysteadytokyo/sailing/data/Women's_Two_Person_Dinghy-470_for_Medal_Race_as_of_22_AUG_at_1701.pdf In other classes, as Read more

Collision at the start of the coastal race in Vyborg

August 16, 2019       Collision at the start of the coastal race in Vyborg       At the beginning of the race in Vyborg, the referee’s ship dropped anchor, the starting line was reduced, the race committee did not respond in time and did not cancel the start, because of this two L-6 class yachts collided. The Varyag yacht violated the rules of discrepancy and did not yield to the Nika yacht, which had an advantage. The Varangian crashed into the stern of Read more

The final race began

Today       The final race began       On the Japanese island of Enoshima, where the Olympic sailing regatta will be held next year, the world championship in class 470 continues. Today, both the men and women had the first three final races. Our Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov finished in them in 20th place (the result went to the ejection), 3rd and 14th places. And now they occupy the 11th position in the overall standings (57 points). In the list of applicants Read more

Rolex Fastnet Race Started

August 3, 2019       Rolex Fastnet Race Started       In the city of Caus (British Isle of Wight), this afternoon, the start of the yacht participating in the famous 608-mile Rolex Fastnet Race. To be exact, there were six starts. The first went to the distance giant multi-body, after 15 minutes came the turn of the classes IMOCA 60 (there are more ships than ever before – 29 at once!) And Class40, and then the rest – the total yachts this year Read more

Legendary Fastnet Race

July 31, 2019       Legendary Fastnet Race       This Saturday, August 3, the famous Fastnet Race starts. We bring to your attention an abridged version of Andrey Kirsanov's material about this amazing race, which was published in the August issue of Yacht Russia magazine. The Rolex Fastnet Race, as its full name sounds, is one of the most complex offshore marine regattas. Every two years, sailors from around the world flock to Cowes Port on the Isle of Wight, where the regatta Read more

First race day

Yesterday       First race day       175 crews take part in the world championship in the 29er class, which started in Gdynia (Poland). On Monday, the first racing day of the tournament took place. Here are the places in the sum of the three held by Russian yachtsmen: 42. Dmitry Lazdin / Nikita Kanafiev – 36 points, parishes 15 – 8 – 13. … 69. Victoria Liksanova / Polina Pereshivkina – 54 points, parishes 18 – 16 – 20. … 72. Ilya Read more

Another Around the World – The Race Around!

July 10, 2019       Another Around the World – The Race Around!       More round the world races good and different! – this seems to be the motto of this summer. Month does not pass that it was not announced about carrying out the next Around the World. And here's another one. This race is called, as you already know, The Race Around. It was decided to hold it by two promotional companies – Manuka Sports Event Management and 5 Oceans Sports Read more

Mecca sails vote for Golden Globe Race

Yesterday       Mecca sails vote for Golden Globe Race       The authorities of Mecca of the French sail, Le Sables d’Olon, in the department of Vendée, unanimously voted for the round-the-world Golden Globe Race to return to their city in 2022, as in 2018. By the decision of the City Council of Les Sables d’Olon, the project’s financing in 2022 will be significantly expanded. Moreover, the council supported GGR races also in 2026 and 2030. As the head of the Golden Globe Read more

In the medal race did not hit. But still…

Today       In the medal race did not hit. But still…       The 125th week of Kiel (Kieler Woche) ended in Germany. Almost 4 thousand yachtsmen from 60 countries took part in the world's largest sailing regatta. Russian yachtsmen also performed in Kiel, but not in all Olympic classes. None of our compatriots, alas, was presented in medal races, however some of them stopped, let's say, on the approaches to these races. Here are the places that took the Russians. 49FX. 53 Read more