The only race of the day was won by Samokhin

November 14, 2019       The only race of the day was won by Samokhin       On the third day of the IV stage of the European Cup in the Dragon class, which takes place in Puerto Portals in Mallorca, one race was held. I won it, as you already know, Dmitry Samokhin at RUS76 Roknrolla. © Elena Razina By the sum of three days and five races held (with one surge), the Samokhin team (Casper Kharsberg and Andrey Kirilyuk) takes second place Read more

HUGO BOSS has stopped the race

November 3, 2019       HUGO BOSS has stopped the race       The page of the famous British yachtsman Alex Thomson on Facebook posted a message stating that today at 9.37 London time (12.37 Moscow time), the HUGO BOSS yacht, which at that moment was sailing at a speed of 25 knots, came across an unidentified object. The blow was strong. Immediately after the incident, Thomson and the second skipper Neil MacDonald stopped the yacht and examined the damage caused to the vessel. Read more

Coffee race started

October 27, 2019       Coffee race started       This afternoon in Le Havre (France), the 14th Transat Jacques Vabre, which is often called the Coffee Race, was launched. Participants will have to cover 4350 nautical miles to Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. Double-handed race, that is, on each boat – two people. Three classes of ships set off: class 40 (27 boats), Multi50 (3) and IMOCA60 (29). As we have already said, this time special attention is focused Read more

Rolex Middle Sea Race: Two Days Left!

October 17, 2019       Rolex Middle Sea Race: Two Days Left!       Next Saturday – the day after tomorrow! – in Valletta (Malta) starts the famous Rolex Middle Sea Race. This year, the amazingly beautiful 607-mile race around Sicily is held for the jubilee, 40th time. So – with the upcoming holiday! The race record set a year ago – 130 ships – this time will not be broken. But there are only slightly fewer yachts, and the struggle for awards, no Read more

Today will be the 90th anniversary race!

October 9, 2019       Today will be the 90th anniversary race!       Today in San Remo will continue the anniversary regatta dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Dragon class. 162 crews take part in the races, including 16 teams representing Russia. Two first qualifying races were held yesterday (there will be four in total). Qualification competitions, as we have already said, are held in two fleets (81 teams each), with the leading crews included in the TOP-30 of the world ranking Read more

Champagne for the race!

October 6, 2019       Champagne for the race!       On Saturday, October 5, the penultimate day of the fourth regatta season of the 44Cup, held in Portuguese Cascais, two of the three Russian teams finally managed to advance up the table. From the scene, Elena Otekina reports: © Elena Otekina Team Nika Vladimir Prosikhina continued the positive trend and climbed to third place, coming in 3rd and 6th in the first two races of the day and winning third. Before the final Read more

Around the world Ocean Race has become "especially valuable"

Today       Around the world Ocean Race has become "especially valuable"       The International Sailing Federation – World Sailing – has included the Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) around the world in the list of competitions especially important for the development of sailing. The World Sailing Special Event status is assigned to races 2021-22 and 2025-26. Recall that in Ocean Race, where for the last quarter of a century only class VO65 yachts performed, IMOCA 60 hydrofoil vessels will also take Read more

Elfutina won the medal race!

September 28, 2019       Elfutina won the medal race!       In Torbole on Lake Garda today ended the world championship in the RS: X class. And it ended for us on an otpimistic note. Stefania Elfutina has always been criticized for the fact that she does not conduct medal races in the best way. And today it was the other way around! No, Elfutina did not win the medal: her lag behind the top three was too significant. But she did everything Read more

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