The last races of the season in the Baltic
Today in St. Petersburg will be the first race of the national championship in sailing in the class of yachts SB20. Starts in the Gulf of Finland will be the last official competitions of the Russian calendar in the Baltic.
A large number of regattas, held both in Russia and abroad, allows riders in good shape to approach the main starts of the season. And in the SB20 class, this year it has traditionally turned out to be saturated. Club races, international regattas, stages of the Cup of Russia and other competitions practically non-stop follow one by one, successfully complementing each other.
So, the national championship was preceded by the open championship race of St. Petersburg, which was attended by many Moscow yachtsmen. The entire pedestal, however, remained with the Petersburgers: the crew of Daniil Banayan celebrated the victory, the teams of Igor Ginzburg and Arsen Chubarkov, respectively, took second and third places. The opportunity to compete for the prize places was sadly missed by the riders from the B-Team, who were able to perform only in the second part of the competition, but at the same time showed themselves perfectly, having won in four races in a row.
“Another feature of the current championship of Russia, in addition to the one held on the eve of the championship of St. Petersburg, was the Hugo Rocha Clinic, which harmoniously blended into the series of autumn events,” says Natalia Fedorova, executive director of the SB20 National Yacht Association. – This year there were significantly more clinic participants than in the past, which testifies to the desire of our riders to improve their skills. It's nice that Hugo himself will take part in the Russian Championship as part of the team of Alexei Semenov. ”
In the international regattas of the past season, we note the successful performance of the winners of the winter series in Cascais – athletes from the MST helmsman Vasily Grigoryev, as well as the team of Igor Ginzburg, who (along with other high results) won the regatta in French Hyeres. Noteworthy is the “bronze" of the AM-RUSARC team (steering Anastasia Morozova) at the Grand Slam stage in Cause (England).
In October, the country's leading teams will travel to France to participate in the World Cup. Some of them are already in Hyères, where the French championship in the SB20 class is taking place this week. We wish our athletes good luck in racing!
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