The moment of truth

Today will be known the names of the winners of the championship of Saint-Petersburg and the “Optimists of the Northern capital”.

© Elena Razina

The program of the fourth day of the championship of Saint-Petersburg was intense. The organizers had not only to spend a race day in all declared classes, but also to complete the qualification among the “Optimists” and to divide riders into “gold” and “silver” fleet. With the task of the judge handled it brilliantly. Helped them in this favourable Petersburg weather.

Race day began with a moderate wind at 7 knots. During the competition, he was dropping down to 2 knots, but every once again gaining strength. In the midst of the race the wind reached 8-9 knots.

“In the first race, where you chase the older riders, it’s been three races in addition to snail “Laser 4.7”, which was held two races, – the main judge of competitions Alexander Pockets. – The “Optimists” over qualification, there were five races. Then they returned to the beach where they had lunch and recalculation. When secretaries took stock and decided “gold” and “silver” fleet, took out on water and one race in the final series. Everything is under control. Today we did a little break in the lull — a- half hour. We waited for this moment for a long distance, to create a sporty environment. When the wind again returned to its strength, we launched and spent another good two races”.

In the most numerous class of the Optimist leadership keeps the athlete Academy sailing Cyril Shanenkov. After winning four races in the previous day slightly slowed down. On Tuesday, he showed the second and sixth wards. After the emission of the worst result (sixth) in his asset became six points. Another “academic” Nikita Black behind teammate by seven points, and the athlete “the Rout”, “sailing Academy of sport” and “sportsmanship according to the BBC,” Daniel Pepper – 12.

Recall that during the championship St. Petersburg Yacht club St. Petersburg is also in the final stage of the regatta “Optimists of the Northern capital. Gazprom Cup”.

Among girls in the competition “Optimists of the Northern capital,” leading athletes “Vodnik” Dean and Maria Zhilkina Structure (34 and 35 points). Behind them is Darya Savinova from the Vyborg school “Favorit” (44).

In standings of the championship of Saint Petersburg among girls the first place is Alice in Ivanovo from the Academy of sailing, the “Raut” and “SVSM air force”, scored 47 points.

In the class “Zoom-8” for leadership struggling athletes Academy sailing, the “Raut” and “sportsmanship according to the BBC” Stepan Binges and Daniel Serdukov. In eight races Stepan scored 15 points, while his rival 21.

In class “mini Beam” the top three athletes are “Balts” and “SVSM air force” – Gregory Aristov (6 points), Vladimir Gasanenko (15) and Veronica Smirnova (17). In classes, “Ray-radial” and “Beam” on the first line also sailors from the “Balts” and “sportsmanship according to the BBC” – Anna Gaponova (8 points) and Maxim Kozubal (6 points), respectively.

In the class “Laser 4.7” and “Laser-radial” lead athletes “Krestovsky island”. In the first modification from all his pursuers came off Maxim Shaposhnikov (6 points), who was haunted by Peter Putinski (14) and Arkady Pockets (18) and the second Alexander Lukoyanov (14) and Elizaveta Borovkova (16 points) are trying to fight against Vladimir Novosyolov (8 points).

In the pre-Olympic classes “420-d”, and “29th” traditionally ruled the ball carriages of the Academy of sailing. Among the “420” is still the first female crew Ksenia Monastyreva/Tatiana Golozubova (11 points). But in the class “29th” was a change of leader – Vladislav grahas and Ivan Sologubov one point ahead of Anna Korneva and Eugene Stepanov.

– I find it easier to tune into the championship of Saint-Petersburg than in the same Olympics, because I know my competitors, their strong and weak points, how to work with them – said athlete Academy sailing Anna Korneva (class “29th”). For me these competitions have an important place in the preparation for the Championship of Russia. Summer was not very competitive because of exams. I am very glad that there are guys with whom we are fighting. Last year we didn’t do so well in the championship of Russia. I hope this year we will succeed better.

The championship of Saint-Petersburg is especially rich for windsurfers. In the class Techno and RS:X the organizers have already held 11 races, while in class “DNA” – nine.

In the class of “DNA” is still leading athletes of the Academy of sailing. Alex Vorobiov ranked first with seven points. Behind him is located Akim Petrov (15) and Anton Golubev (19).

In the Techno class among the Petersburg athletes with a big lead Eva Boytsova (Academy sailing and “shvsm po VVS”), scored 20 points. Other Petersburg athletes – Alexey Efremov (“Krestovsky island) and Alex Burkin (Academy sailing) – behind 29 and 69 points respectively.

In the overall standings in the class RS:X took place an interesting fight for the lead between Michael Alexandrov (“Krestovsky island”) and Vladimir Sandakov (Academy sailing). Both athletes scored 21 points.

We will remind that following the results of superiority of St. Petersburg will determine the team that will represent the Northern Capital at national regattas.


*See: the results are nonresident athletes, but in the standings of the championship of Saint-Petersburg are only athletes representing the city schools.

Phillip Kovalev

the press service of the Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg

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