Today – Medal Racing


      Today – Medal Racing

In Togliatti in the Kuibyshev reservoir, the Russian championship in Olympic yacht classes is coming to an end.

Today - Medal Racing

According to the website of the VFPS, on Tuesday all the planned races were held again: in the classes 49 and 49 of the FX – four, in the classes "Finn", "Laser-standard", "Laser-radial" and 470 – three .

“The wind was about 15 knots, with gusts of up to 20,” said Natalya Ivanova, head coach of the Russian team. – It was not in vain that we chose the water area of ​​the Kuibyshev reservoir: these days we managed to see athletes in different winds. For a long time the championship did not take place in such conditions. Today did not bring any surprises – in the first positions all the same athletes.

As for the upcoming medal races, the intrigue remains in the classes "Finn" and "Laser Radial." In the class "Laser-standard" there is a tight fight for 2-3 places. "

Answering a question about the weather conditions in Togliatti, Sergey Komissarov, the leader by a wide margin, said: “We must be able to walk in any weather! Current conditions are rare in the national championship. In recent years, it took place in Sochi, and the weather there didn’t spoil us. In general, the end of the season, the championship of Russia is a very important stage, because it is a kind of control cut-off. I am pleased with my parishes. It can be seen that this year both Maxim Nikolaev and Daniil Krutskikh, who compete for 2nd and 3rd places in the class, added. ”

“Today the weather was very fresh, the wind was 7-12 m / s,” said Mikhail Ushkov, the helmsman in the 49th class. – During the race, several crews left the race, only six remained. We came in the middle, the parishes are stable and good. "13 races were held downwind at 15 knots – this is a very good championship!"

Championship leaders following four racing days:

49th – Jan Cech / Ivan Zotov

49th FX – Zoya Novikova / Diana Sabirova

Finn – Arkady Kistanov

Laser Standard – Sergey Komissarov

Laser Radial – Maria Kislukhina

470, men – Pavel Sozykin / Denis Gribanov

470, women – Alisa Kirilyuk / Angelika Chernyakhovskaya

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