The end will come today!

Yesterday was the race of the final series of world championship RS:X Championships. Today will be known the names of the winners. Competition, recall, is held in the water area of the Neva Bay and in the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg turned the race village.

At the start of the final series of St.-Petersburg has prepared for the participants of the world championship in the class RS:X the next challenge in the form of a weak wind of 4 to 6 knots. To race in these wind conditions is an art. At the forefront is the ability to competently take and starts to go in the right direction. The cost of failure during weak and gusty winds, too big.

Wind direction was variable, ranging from northeast and North to the North-West, – says the chief judge of competitions Vladimir Komel. – Girls we have left only the third start. Fortunately, the wind gained strength and we had three races. The boys broke the head on tactics and work over. Overall, the day was successful and productive.

In addition to weather conditions, the windsurfers struggled with nerves. On Friday in the men’s standings for the first time you guys raced in gold and silver fleets. In the gold fleet between themselves fought the best 35 riders at the end of qualifying. Competition often led to errors and protests. So, on the water windsurfers filed 18 protests, only five of which reached consideration.

– Protest activity has increased, because tomorrow will be the medal races for men and women. Everyone is trying to get into the top ten. Today they had the last opportunity to do so, says a member of the International jury Sergey Bodies. Sailing is the movement on the road, where cars have to go by certain rules. Windsurfers are also moving in different directions and should diverge among themselves. Our task is to understand and understand, one in which the conflict was right. If someone broke the rules, then we disqualify it.

With difficult weather conditions and increased competition in the gold fleet among men best managed by the Israelis. Ial Yochai Sror ranks first with 23 points, while his compatriots Daniel Testas and Reuven Hillel scored 25 and 27 points respectively. They likely will compete for medals in the final race.

– The number of protests can be explained by the fact that all the guys are very good, says Daniel Testas. Each allows a small error, but in combination with the same mistakes the other guys this translates into protests. My teammate – Ial – has almost as many points as I do. On the coast we’ve been best friends, but on the water it’s every man for himself. I will try to do the maximum to win.

Among girls Friday best tetroxide in distilled Russia’s Yana Reznikova. Muscovite twice came first and soared from fourth place to second. In the women’s standings she is second only to Frenchwoman Manon Planate. Planasa is the most stable athlete of the world championship. She didn’t win any races, but almost every time finished in the top three. Enviable stability allows it ahead of the Russian on three points. For comparison, Reznikov has won this competition four of the race. In the third place is the Israeli Naama Greenberg.

– In such weather it is important to be fast and to go in the right direction, says Naama Greenberg. – In the medal race I will try to show the most. There was one race and I’ll try to win it. Reznikov Ian and Manon Planasa very fast, it is difficult to compete, but more complex, more interesting.

Alex Fat

PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg.

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