C 4 to 10 August in the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg will host the world Windsurfing class RS:X Junior
Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg for the first time takes world-class competition in the Olympic class sailing. Regatta boys and girls will be held in two age categories – under-19 and under 17.
“We are honored that we – the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg – take the strongest athletes of the country, Europe and the world, says the Commodore of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg, Vladimir Liubomirov. – Saint-Petersburg – a city that was created for sailors. One of our main objectives – the promotion of St. Petersburg as a unique place to host the sailing competitions of the highest level. The world championship RS:X Championships – the main event of the sailing this summer.”
In the youth world championship will take part 103 rider from 19 countries. In Saint Petersburg there will arrive sportsmen from Russia, Israel, Turkey, Hong Kong, Holland, Greece, Spain, USA, Italy, France, Thailand, Japan, UK, Poland, Philippines, Belarus, Cyprus, Estonia and Oman.
The largest representation in the competition will be from Russia (18 athletes), Israel (17) and France (12).
From 4 to 10 August in the waters of the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg will compete against the best young windsurfers on the planet. Thus, the Frenchman Fabien Planasa will arrive in the Northern capital to defend their title won last year. He is the main favorite of the world championship. Already this season Fabien won the championship in class RS:X Junior and Youth Sailing World Championship.
The main competitor Planety – Italian nicolò Renna. Last year he took third place at the world championship RS:X Championships, and also won silver of the Youth Olympic games. A few weeks ago at Youth Sailing World Championship Rennes lost Pianese 10 points and finished second. In St. Petersburg the Italian will try to take the Frenchman’s revenge. Another confrontation between the two major talents of world-Windsurfing – Pianesi and Renny – the main intrigue of the championship of the world.
All hopes of the Russian fans are associated with the Moscow athlete Jana Reznikova. At the last Youth Sailing World Championship, she won silver, losing only to the Israeli Lina GeV. In St. Petersburg both of these athletes will once again fight for gold. I hope that the home area will help Reznikova to take first place.
The program of competitions:
5 Aug – 18:00 opening ceremony of the regatta
6 Aug – 11:00 start of the first race on race day
7 Aug – 11:00 start of the first race on race day
8 Aug – 11:00 start of the first race on race day
9 Aug – 11:00 start of the first race on race day
August 10 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of the competition, 18:30 the awarding ceremony of the regatta, the closing ceremony of the regatta
Official website: http://rsx.spbyc.ru/ru