Today is medal race

In Togliatti on the Kuibyshev reservoir waters nearing the end of the championship of Russia in the Olympic classes.

According to the website of the WFTU, on Tuesday was again carried out all the scheduled races: classes 49-th and 49-th FX – four, in a class “Finn”, “Laser standard, Laser radial” and 470 – three.

“The wind was about 15 knots gusting to 20, – said the chief coach of the Russian national team Natalia Ivanova. – No wonder we chose the waters of the Kuibyshev reservoir: in these days was able to see athletes in different winds. For a long time the championship was held in such conditions. Today brought no surprises – on the first positions are the same athletes.

With regard to the upcoming medal races, the intrigue is saved in the classes “Finn” and “Laser-radial”. In the class of “Laser-standard” is a tight fight for 2-3 places.”

Answering the question about features of weather conditions of Togliatti, Sergey Komissarov, leading by a wide margin, said: “we Need to be able to walk in any weather! Current conditions – a rarity in the national championship. In recent years he was held in Sochi, and with the wind we are there the weather is not spoiled. In General, the end of the season, the championship of Russia is a very important stage, because it’s kind of a test cutoff. Their parishes, I am happy. It is evident that this year added and Maxim Nikolaev, and Daniil Krutskikh, who compete for the 2nd and 3rd places in class.”

“Today the weather was very fresh, wind of 7-12 m/s, – said Mikhail Ushkov, steering in the class of the 49th. – During the racing some crews dropped out of the race, only six remain. We came in the middle of the parishes stable and good. Held on 13 races downwind in 15 knots – it is a very good championship!”

The leaders of the championship after four days of racing:

49th – Jan Cech/Ivan Zotov

49th FX – Zoya Novikova/Diana Sabirova

Finn – Arkady Kistanov

Laser standard – Sergey Komissarov

Laser-radial – Maria Kisluhina

470 men – Paul Sozykin/Denis Gribanov

470 women – Alisa Kirilyuk/Angelica Chernyakhovskaya

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