The start of the Cup of Association of class “Optimist”

In the waters of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg on may 31 will be the first race 3rd in Cup history Association of yacht class “Optimist”, which will gather riders aged 9 to 14 years from across the country. The regatta will be the final stage of selection to Russian national teams in the most popular children’s yacht class in the world.

It is expected that the regatta will achieve a new record: the competition will be about 200 riders from Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Moscow region, Taganrog, Sochi, Sevastopol, Togliatti, and even from the Khabarovsk and Krasnoyarsk.

3rd in the history of the Cup of Association of class “Optimist” will be the final stage of selection of the strongest athletes in the national teams of Russia on superiority of the world and Europe. The other two qualifying regatta was held in Tolyatti (championship of Russia, 9-15 September) and Sochi (Cup Yacht club Sochi, 29 April – 5 may). A selection to the team will be on the results of the two races – the Cup of the Association and one of the other two (in General, the standings will go to the best regatta).

Thus, the Cup of the Association plays a key role in shaping the composition of the participants of the world championship and Europe. In Saint-Petersburg is guaranteed to arrive the best drivers in its class.

In addition, the regatta will be a qualifying for the Olympics and 2019 in the class “Optimist”.

Among the participants of last year’s prize-winners of superiority of Russia in the class “Optimist” Danil Ivanov (Saint-Petersburg, “Krestovsky island”), Artem Maksimkin (Dolgoprudny, Vodnik) and Kirill Shurenkov (Saint Petersburg Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg). Given a solid composition of the participants, the fight for the first place to be serious.

The main judge of competitions Vadim Mechanics noted: “In St. Petersburg for the 3rd year in a row bring together the best young riders in the country, the regatta will be the final stage of selection to the national teams of Russia. 5 days of competitions, we will endeavour to conduct 10 races, the first 5 qualifying. Every day we Petersbutg riders to fleets of approximately 70 people each, at the end of training the best athletes will fall in the gold fleet, where he will continue to fight for the medals. June 4 will be a final race and award ceremony”.

The results of the competition will be traditionally summed up in four test groups: Girls, Boys, Junior Girls and Junior Boys.

Official documents and reports of the regatta will be posted on the websites: https://rusopti.ru and https://sailing-academy.ru

General information partner of the regatta again this year will perform “Children’s radio”, and the General Internet-partner of portal “Peterburg2.ru”

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