But there was no record …

November 23rd, 2019       But there was no record …       Last Tuesday, foreign sailing sites (followed by us) reported that during the traditional Luderitz Speed ​​Challenge competitions in Namibia, a new world record was set: Belgian Vincent Valkeners covered a 500-meter distance on a sailboard at an average speed of 53.33 knots ! Alas, Walkeners did not go on record for long. This morning, the same foreign sailing sites reported that there was no record. The judges of the Luderitz Speed Read more

There is room to grow

October 31, 2019       There is room to grow       In Spanish Cadiz, the final start of the season in the Techno 293 class continues. 369 athletes from 35 countries of the world participate in windsurfing competitions, including 19 from Russia. The third racing day of the regatta, according to the press service of the VFPS, turned out to be the most eventful so far. The refereeing team held seven races. However, only the younger boys managed to complete the qualification – Read more

There is room to grow

Spanish in Cadiz continues the final start of the season in class “Techno 293”. In competitions in Windsurfing are involved 369 athletes from 35 countries, including from Russia – 19. The third racing day of the regatta, as reported by the press service of the WFTU, yet received the most intense. The team of judges spent seven races. However, to complete the qualifiers was only a Junior boys – in the category up to 15 years. “The day again was Read more

As there is in Bermuda?

Bermuda was the first conference World Sailing, which was attended by over four hundred delegates from 68 countries. Official website of the WFTU published the reports of three Russian representatives in committees and subcommittees World Sailing. We felt that we needed these reports to reprint. Jan Dobrzycka – about the work of the Subcommittee match racing Committee sportprogramm: On 28 October in the hotel “Fairmont Southampton” (Bermuda) held a meeting of the Subcommittee of the match racing Committee sportprogramm WS Read more

There are eight!

October 15, 2019       There are eight!       Fifty-year-old American Randall Reeves (we have already written about his sailing Vigure8Voyage more than once) became the first yachtsman who managed to describe the "eight" during one voyage – to loop around both the Americas (via the Canadian Northwest Passage) and Antarctica. True, his original plan was to conduct a trip around the two continents, not only alone, but also non-stop. Alas, nothing came of this. Before his recent passage through northern Canada, Randall Read more

There are eight!

Fifty years of the American Randall Reeves (his swimming Vigure8Voyage we have written more than once) became the first sailor, who managed in the course of one voyage to describe the “eight” – to make a loop around the Americas (through the canadian Northwest passage), and Antarctica. However, his original plan was to spend the trip around two continents not only alone, but without stopping. Alas, nothing ever came of it. Before its recent passage in the canadian Arctic Randall Read more

Will there be a good chase?

After 7 races and three days of the championship in the Melges 20 class, which is held in Malcesine on lake Garda, in front of the masters – Italian crew Brontolo Racing (skipper Filippo Pacinotti). The Italians had 13 points (parishes day 3 – 4 – 9 the last of these results went into the release), and they are 8 points ahead of Russian Bogatyrs Igor Rytov. “Heroes” started the day by winning the first race, but then things have Read more

Krutskikh this time there is no

According to the Russian Association of yachts of a class “the Finn”, in the German city of Schwerin on the same lake, the second European championship, “the Finn-masters” among riders older than 40 years. Recall that the first European championship was held last year in Croatia in Split, and it was won by Russian Vladimir Krutskikh. This year the competition involved 65 riders from 16 countries, including Brazil and Australia. Russia was represented by 10 athletes: Yuriy Polovinkin, Alexander Kasatov, 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

There was a chance for bronze

Yesterday       There was a chance for bronze       Before the medal race, Russian Dmitry Golovkin still takes 4th place in the world championship in the “Laser 4.7” class, which ends in Kingston, Canada. Three final final races were held yesterday: on the account of Golovkin's 16th, 4th and 1st arrivals, and now his sum is 71 points. Turk Derin Baytur has the same amount, which is in 5th place in the table. At the same time, the winner of the championship Read more