As reported rusyf.ru 3-4 July took place the 1st stage of the national championship of the WFTU for interactive sailing (eSailing) 2020.
To participate in the regatta showed up 55 athletes from 15 regions of the Russian Federation. The participants were divided by draw into 3 groups after 6 qualifying races, the top 20 came in the gold fleet, the next 20 in silver, the rest of the regatta participants could continue to race in the bronze fleet (racing bronze fleet on 4 July did not take place due to absenteeism of participants on the race distance). The calculation of results were excluded 2 the worst score.
The winner of the 1st stage was an experienced sailor from Lipetsk, participant of world Championships, European Championships, the winner of the championship of Russia of 1999, the winner of the Baltic regatta in the class “Cadet” Alexey Gerasimov.
“The race was difficult, I knew that all the guys are well prepared and will have to try to get into the gold fleet. In the final was somewhat calmer, especially after I had a great tetroxide in distilled the first 3 races” – says Alexey Gerasimov, who learned about the interactive sail during a pandemic, watched broadcast on Twich (portal game more), was well versed in the game, practiced, have registered to participate in the national championship and won the first stage!
The silver prize-winner of the stage became known “virtual” and real racer, organizer of the virtual regatta, the athlete from Vladivostok Aleksey Voloshenko.
Bronze was won by the master of sports, member of the USSR national team in a class “Finn”, the world champion in a virtual regatta, the coach for team virtual racing Mikhail Fomin. The motto of Michael’s “Win a sailing race one must first head”, so in 1999, he actively takes part in races on the computer tactical simulations.
Note that in the championship he participated in as a rider (to the great joy and organizers, and participants) judge real regattas Nikolai Yushkov.
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The competition is held in partnership with the World Sailing on Virtual Regatta platform. Conducting organization – Primorye regional public organization “Federation of sailing” and the Sailing shop “Locker”, with the support of Russian yachting Federation.
The national championship consists of 3 stages and the “Live” finale and is a qualifying regatta for participation in the world Cup interactive sailing (eSailing World Championship) 2020. The live final will take place in Moscow on 21-22 or 28-29 August (final date to be announced).
Schedule the following stages
17-18 July – 22.00 (MSK)
August 7-8 – 22.00 (MSK)
Recording of the live broadcast is available on channel https://www.twitch.tv/seavdoalexeyfirstgerasimovstagewinner