In Petrozavodsk ended winter expedition kite-a-Thon super-long distance “TRANS-Onego Kite Enduro 2020”.
The distance laid on the ice of lake Sandal, fully managed to pass only three(!) out of 23 teams and the best of them was a family team from Petrozavodsk Alexey and Alexey Korolko (father and son) who traveled almost 300 km in difficult conditions by the evening of the third day of the race.
At the finish of Alexey Korolko (senior) talked about their impressions of the race: “We all liked it and everything was familiar. For us, the worse (the weather), the better. And our secret is simple – do not stand still, and all the time to go. In this race we did. Yesterday was difficult for all, but we chose the right size of the kite, well laid out power and the whole day was moving at the same speed.”
Closest rivals – the team of the Sheksna Cherepovets – appeared on CT Base an hour later, but they still had to go through “champion the loop” with a length of 30 km, the passage of which they have postponed until the next morning. As the team from Romania Team adventure.
Forecast for next day promised a significant weakening of the wind and it was clear that after noon remaining on the course teams will be able to move only on foot. But the leaders had a chance to complete the race.
According to the summary of the organizers on the evening of March 6: at the finish line loop – two teams, No. 24 “SHEKSNA” and No. 34 “Team adventure”. The third round took 4 teams: №15 “VIRUS TEAM”, NO. 6 “SNOWKITE ANGELS”, No. 27 “Moon Rovers”, No. 18 “Jalapenos”. Even at the distance of five teams: No. 31, “DoubleV”, №32 “Wanderers”, No. 12 “Boreas”, No. 20 “Aurora Borealis “, No. 22 “Disan”. The race got off 11 teams.
For the participants it was the third night in tents, in the cold, damp, after a busy exhausting work from 7 am to 21 PM.
In the morning, as expected, the wind dropped and the sun came out. To nish growing tension of who will come second? The team from Romania, Team adventure and team from Cherepovets Sheksna fought to the last. And only the last part of the race could determine the winner. With very little wind, the Russians decided to move on foot, while the Romanian team was able to raise the kites and was the first across the finish line ahead of rivals on 44 minutes. For the whole distance team has spent exactly three days.
The rest of the teams continued movement to 15.00, then recorded the last passed CP and the team were evacuated by snowmobile to the base.
The final results of all participants can be seen on the website of the marathon http://trans-onego.ru/
In this competitive part of the CURRENT 2020 or World Cup extreme long-distance World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) was completed. While the participants waited for long-awaited vacation and awards ceremony.
Congratulations to the Champions and hope that next year the weather will be a little more frosty, and the 10th anniversary race will be held on the traditional route of frozen Onega.championskitersonegopetrozavodsktransworld