The main event of the summer
From 4 to 10 August, the World Windsurfing Championship in the RS: X class among juniors will be held in the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg
For the first time, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club hosts a world-class competition in the Olympic sailing class. Regatta for boys and girls will be held in two age categories – up to 19 and up to 17 years.
“It is a great honor for us that we, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, welcome the strongest athletes from the country, Europe and the world,” says the commander of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Vladimir Lyubomirov. – St. Petersburg is a city that was created for sailors. One of our main tasks is to promote St. Petersburg as a unique place for holding sailing competitions of the highest level. The World Junior Championships RS: X is the main sailing event of this summer. ”
103 windsurfers from 19 countries of the world will take part in the youth world championship. Athletes from Russia, Israel, Turkey, Hong Kong, Holland, Greece, Spain, USA, Italy, France, Thailand, Japan, Great Britain, Poland, Philippines, Belarus, Cyprus, Estonia and Oman will arrive in St. Petersburg.
The largest representation at the competitions will be in Russia (18 athletes), Israel (17) and France (12).
From 4 to 10 August, the best young windsurfers of the planet will compete in the water area at the Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. So, the Frenchman Fabien Pyanaza will come to the Northern capital to defend his champion title, won last year. He is the main favorite of the world championship. Already this season, Fabien won the RS: X European Junior Championship and Youth Sailing World Championship.
The main rival of Pyanaza is Italian Nicolo Renna. Last year, he finished third at the World Junior Championships in the RS: X class, and also won the silver of the Youth Olympic Games. A few weeks ago at the Youth Sailing World Championship Rennes lost 10 points to Pyanaz and finished second. In St. Petersburg, the Italian will try to take revenge from the Frenchman. Another confrontation between the two main talents of the world of windsurfing – Pyanaza and Rennes – is the main intrigue of the world championship.
All hopes of the Russian fans will be connected with the Moscow athlete Yana Reznikova. At the last Youth Sailing World Championship, she won silver, losing only to Israeli Lina Geva. In St. Petersburg, both of these athletes will again fight for gold. We hope that the home water area will help Reznikova to take first place.
August 5 – 18:00 regatta opening ceremony
August 6 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of competition
August 7 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of competition
August 8 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of competition
August 9 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of competition
August 10 – 11:00 start of the first race on the day of competition, 18:30 regatta award ceremony, regatta closing ceremony
Official site: http://rsx.spbyc.ru/ru
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