The first race – on Monday!
On March 13, in the Arenal resort, located in the southwestern part of the island of Mallorca near Palma, the 470 world championship starts. The first race of the regatta will be held on Monday, March 16.
In the lists declared 71 are male (including ours, Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov) and mixed crew, as well as 33 are female (among them Alisa Kirilyuk and Angelika Chernyakhovskaya – however, the regatta’s website states that their application is under consideration).
The special attention of Russian fans, of course, will be riveted to the speech of Sozykin and Gribanov. Natalya Ivanova, head coach of the national team, in a recent interview for the website of the All-Russian Central Federal Assembly, emphasized:
“Through the efforts of the national team, a new boat was purchased for the guys. At it, they took part in the regatta Training camp Arenal, in which the Spanish Championship was held. I can say that the start was good – Sozykin and Gribanov took 2nd place! ”
Well, I want to believe that the upcoming World Cup will also succeed for Pavel and Denis!
It should be noted that for the first time in the history of class 470, after the regatta in Mallorca, awards will be presented to mixed crews (Russian mixed duets, as you can easily see, do not participate in the championship), who will perform with men.
And the last one. A few days after the end of the World Cup – on March 25 there, in Mallorca, the famous regatta will begin – the 51st Princess Sofia Cup, which for Russian yachtsmen will be the final stage of selection for the Olympic team.
In general, cheer!
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