August 30, 2019
The first races took place at the Russian Championship in sailing in international classes
The first days of the Russian Championship in international classes do not please riders with a fresh and stable wind. The day before, the organizers did not have a single race. Today's racing day could also not have taken place, but towards evening, the wind still appeared on the water area of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland and the athletes entered the water. A variable and unstable wind with a force of 4 to 6 knots even allowed the organizers to conduct two races in each of the classes.
“We thought that if nothing blew out at 15.00, then we will postpone the race until tomorrow, but implicitly kept in mind the thought:“ What if something happens! ”Says the main judge of the competition Vladimir Komel. – When the unstable south wind of 4 knots began to work, we decided to give the riders a command to go out to the water for the first time to feel the water area. I must say that we guessed right. Yes, the wind was not very strong, constantly changing direction, but nevertheless we managed to conduct two races at all three distances. This was done primarily for the riders themselves! "
The first to return to the shore were athletes of the "red" distance, where windsurfers were chasing. Fatigue was visible on the faces of the guys – they were clearly not just given the race in calm. In such weather conditions, the athletes had to pump up a lot, and the first place was not technical skills, but physical power.
In the Techno class, under the age of 15, the sailing Academy athlete Maxim Lukyanov was the best at pumping, showing the third and second arrivals. Behind him are the athletes from Sevastopol – Dmitry Nesterenko (five points) and Nikita Nezhentsev (six). In the age category up to 17 years old Danila Dineev from Meleuz twice came first and became the absolute leader. At an older age, the leader is the windsurfer from the Moscow "SSHOR No. 26" Ivan Efimov, who scored three points. Andrey Spiridonov (Academy of Sailing, five points) and Alexey Efremov (Krestovsky Island, six points) catch up with him in the standings.
In the RS: X Olympic class, under the age of 21, Anton Tokarev from Moscow “SSHOR No. 26” and Yegor Zhilin, an athlete from the Academy of Sailing and the Krestovsky Island, compete for leadership. In the table of windsurfers, two points are divided. In the U-19 standings, Sochi racer Konstantin Kochkonyan (three points) comes first.
The championship of Russia in the class "Nakra 15", in fact, is held in a match-flight format. Two mixed crews from the Rostov Region entered it – Nikolai Goryainov / Evelina Milvit and Anastasia Mayorova / Dmitry Pipnik. From this race, of course, benefit in entertainment. So far, the Goryainov / Milvit crew, having won both races, is succeeding in a full-time duel.
At the same distance with “Nakram 15” sailors in the “29th” class are chasing, where on the first day there was a slight surprise. The favorites of the Russian Championship in international classes and one of the best domestic young crews – Ilya Chuprina / Rodion Brovin from the Academy of Sailing – after winning the first race came 16 in the second. According to the results of the first race day, the athletes are on the eighth line, but the guys are clearly able to clear the gap in the next races. The female crew of the SSHOR Khlebnikovo, Daria Matrosova / Albina Denisova, leads. Only one point behind him is the riders from Krestovsky Island – Maxim Bondar / Danila Roerich and Victoria Liksanova / Polina Pereshivkina.
In the 420 class, crews from the Krasnodar Territory and the Moscow Region detached from competitors – Mikhail Sakhovsky / Igor Malyavsky (six points) and Denis Lepin / Mikhail Karelin (seven). In the group of pursuers are sportsmen of the Academy of Sailing Anastasia Deryagina / Sofya Vereshchagina (third place) and Pavel Baryshnikov / Dmitry Yakobson (fifth place).
“In the morning there was no wind, we were released only in the evening, so everyone was slightly exhausted,” says Pavel Baryshnikov. – The wind was average, working.
Our parishes are normal – tenth and ninth, but still weak. Class "420" depends on the setting much more than on the level of knowledge. You can set up the yacht very well, and a lot will depend on it. In other boats, the tuning is not as much affected as in 420 and subsequent classes. ”
The largest class of the Championship of Russia in international classes is “Laser 4.7”. For the victory in this discipline immediately compete 95 riders. Before each race day, athletes are randomly divided into two fleets. After the qualification, they will form a “golden” and “silver” fleet (48 – “golden”, 47 – “silver”) and will be chased directly by the fleets.
After the first day, the Krestovsky Island athletes lead the qualification in the Laser 4.7 class. In the first place is Dmitry Golovkin, and only one point behind him are Peter Pashutinsky and Maxim Shaposhnikov.
“Today I have two second parishes,” says Maxim Shaposhnikov. – I'm not the first, but the most stable. I like “Laser” because of the promising classes this one is the only loner. When you are racing in a carriage, success depends not only on you. Alone, it all depends on you – and trouble, and victory. I can win the Championship of Russia – I have every chance. "
Based on the results of the competition, the national teams will be determined in the appropriate classes, which will represent Russia at international regattas in 2020.
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