February 28, 2019
"Tried to transcend themselves"
On February 27, the 1st stage of the Cup of Russia in sailing was completed in the FGBU "South" in Sochi. Athletes of the Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg this time took part in only one class – 470.
As a result, the “academics” won victories in both the men's and women's categories. The first men to become were Christian Cech and Viktor Tarasov, and the renewed crew of Elizaveta Bondarenko and Alisa Franik (St. Petersburg / Sochi) were ahead of all the girls.
Another crew, Artem Sudakov and Viktor Plekhanov, who returned to the class, finished seventh in the overall standings.
In parallel with the 1st stage of the Cup of Russia, the traditional regatta "Winter Riviera" was held. In class 420, our Ksenia Monastyreva and Tatyana Golozubova were fifth in girls and ninth in the overall standings.
Athletes summed up the regatta:
Christian Cech: “The regatta was successful for us, we took the lead from the first race and confidently passed the regatta. The main rival? Probably in the first place we tried to surpass ourselves. The plans include preparation and participation in the regatta "Princess Sofia Cup", in front of her we will also take part in the training regatta and hold a training camp on Palm, it will start on March 6 ".
Elizaveta Bondarenko: “Since we were chasing along with Alice not so long ago, technical issues became better, cohesion and synchronicity appeared. The ideal, of course, is still far away, but we try, and with each workout, race, our technique keeps getting better and better. Our main rival at the moment is Nastya Filonova (RUS123). The immediate goal is the selection for the world championship. The next competition, in which we will take part, will again be held in Sochi, this is the 2nd stage of the Russian Cup (from March 24 to 30), before the regatta we will hold a four-day gathering. ”
Artem Sudakov: “We went to this camp in order to recall the class and work together with the new shkotovym. At first it was very difficult to restructure after the 49er, a completely different speed and style of taxiing, but slowly everything was remembered. Now we need to get a very decent shape in the shortest possible time, so that in March and April we can try to get selected for the World and European Youth Championships. The task is not easy, but we will do everything that will be in our power. "
Press Service of the Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg
416 February 28, 2019 # 8829