In Valencia ended the third collection of the Experimental group of the Association of yacht class “Optimist”.
From 27 January to 7 February, the Russian athletes in the class “Optimist” was held training camp in Valencia (Spain).
In the Experimental team trained 23 riders from Saint-Petersburg, Sochi, Azov and Sevastopol, Moscow, Rostov, Gelendzhik, Togliatti and Krasnodar. The participants – young sailors in the class “Optimist” age 9-14 years (2006 – 2011 year of birth). Recall that the set of the Pilot group of the Association of yachts of a class “the Optimist” was held on a common basis was formed on the basis of medical test and sports achievements.
The team in Valencia went Black Nikita Naymushin Julia, Larchenkov Daniel, Larchenkov Nikolay Danilenko Vasily Guschin Pavel, Anastasia Babanova, krupnikova Milan, Sotnikov Andrei Laptev Alexander Babkin Marina, St. George Barbara, Carpita Artem, Shurenkov Cyril, Kehlata Elizabeth, of Fastenko Alexander and Fastenko Nikolay Liubomirov Vladimir, Makurin Roman, Basalkina Veronica, Jachin Elias, Sheludyakov Cyril and Curtis Jan.
The athletes were divided into four groups according to age and level of training. The guys worked four coaches – Anna Basalkina, Denis Razumovic, Kristina Ezhova and Vadim Mechanics. During the gathering they were assisted by invited foreign specialists. In the first week the riders work with a trainer 8 Days a Week David Labruce, and then it was replaced by North Sails expert Ricardo De Felice and award-winning Italian Simone Ricci. 29-year-old coach needs no introduction. Ricci, representing the school Tognazzi Marine Village – the coach of three-time world champion in the class “Optimist” Marco Gradoni, who recently was recognized by the World Sailing “the Sailor of the year”.
– If you evaluate the work of the whole team, all perfectly coped with their tasks. The organization at the highest level – said team leader Vadim Mechanics. Foreign coaches are given even more information than we could digest. There were three of them, and the flow of information was very large. I am in awe of how they worked. Now our task is to make guys correctly took this information and applied it in practice. I classes Simone Ricci liked it so much that I even for himself in new ways discovered some things. I myself was very interesting. After received from Simone’s knowledge children will have a breakthrough. He explained all the things with a precision of millimeters and made a very strong impression. David Simone Labruce different from his style of work – he’s very pedantic and scrupulous. David gave a huge flow of information, breaking it down into separate threads. All the details he explained from beginning to end. We were very lucky with the involved specialists. They’re all amazingly professional.
On average, athletes in the Experimental group spent on the water at least four hours a day. In the first days in Valencia was blowing very strong wind, but then he is a little verse. Thus, the children could try themselves in different weather conditions. Athletes did not idle for a single minute, and were constantly at work. Areas of work were completely different from the strategy and tactics of starts and race management techniques yacht to the analysis of some meteorological aspects.
Since February 1 for the Experimental group was organized clinic with specialist North Sails Ricardo De Telecom. North Sails brought to Valencia a new model of the sails. Ricardo taught athletes to work with weapons – customize and reconfigure the sail under various wind power, wave, and right to expose them. The boys had a unique opportunity to test different models of sails and pick the suitable specifications.
– I have not seen before such rich fees for the information content and theme, – continues Vadim Mechanics. – Experts North Sails has brought a lot of new models of sails, and did not hesitate on our children to try and set up. They tried very hard. I can see the progress of children compared to previous training camps. In the younger group with which I work, the progress is obvious. I see some older riders also chase all confident. Seen as a perfected technique. I am sure that these big fees will bear fruit throughout the season.obviousprogress