July 27, 2019
Walking wind made adjustments
According to the website http://russiandragon.ru, the morning of the second racing day of the championship of Russia in the yacht class “Dragon” instilled optimism: the east wind of 5-7 knots allowed competitors to count on the exact implementation of the program – two scheduled races.
True, it was necessary to keep in mind that the east wind in the direction is traditionally unstable, walks a lot, and this must be taken into account when making tactical decisions.
The first race of the day, despite the modest wind, began with a general recall after a massive false start. Only from the second attempt the yachts went the distance clean. Anatoly Loginov's team carried out a successful tacking on the starting segment: RUS 27 reached the top mark, having a noticeable lead over the rivals. First of all, it was possible to consider as such Dmitriy Samokhin (RUS 76) and Vasily Senatorov (RUS 34), closely behind each other having rounded the windward mark. Following the same mark were the team RUS 35 (Victor Fogelson), RUS 81 (Sergey Borodinov), RUS 31 (Mikhail Senatorov). One of the potential favorites – Pedro Andrade (POR 84) – completed the ninth tack.
The full course has changed little in the top three. But the pursuers added: the Estonians were well ahead of the forwind and caught up with the leading fleet on EST 17 (Eduard Gorbunov) and the team of Anna Basalkina (LAT3).
On the second maneuver, Dmitriy Samokhin made a wrong choice. At this time, a strong wind of the southeast was observed at a distance, and the current champion of the country frankly did not hit him. As a result, the team came up only ninth, leaving even Pedro Andrade ahead, who, according to the tradition started yesterday, began to catch up on the second loop at the beginning of the race.
The first to finish in proud solitude was Annapurna Anatoly Loginov, the second was the team of Vasily Senatorov, the third place was kept by Sergey Borodinov’s crew. The fourth finish is by Edward Gorbunov, in fifth place is Mikhail Senatorov.
It was interesting to start the second race of the day, passing through the distance No. 2 (two and a half loops). After the start, the fleet was divided approximately equally by those who chose a tack at sea to go to the upper sign, and those who went to the shore. As it soon turned out, the second was lucky. As a result, yachtsmen from the team of Sergey Yazikov (RUS 78) came in front of everyone, followed by the “dragons” of Vasily Senatorov (RUS 34) and Yulia Grigorieva (RUS 18). A little behind are Sergey Borodinov (RUS 81) and Victor Fogelson (RUS 35). Pedro Andrade was ahead of Anatoly Loginov, who closed the top ten fleet. On the full course, however, the situation of those not on the first roles of the leaders of the tournament table slightly improved. So, having successfully passed the fordwind, the Portuguese driver at the gate was already the fourth, Anatoly Loginov – the sixth. Dmitry Samokhin bends around 13th. The leaders of the race, meanwhile, were Vasily Senatorov and Sergey Borodinov, pushing Sergey Yazikov back. By this time the wind had come back, and the upper sign was rearranged, as indicated by the flags on the ampire boat.
The next loop only slightly corrected the position of teams that stretched along the distance. After the passage of the gates, the teams RUS 34, RUS 81, POR 84, RUS 35 and RUS 78 rushed first to the finish line. Dmitry Samokhin left for this, the last tack, taking the seventh position, Anatoly Loginov – the tenth.
Vasily Senatorov and Sergey Borodinov almost at the finish line almost simultaneously, and only one second determined the advantage of RUS 34 over RUS 81. In third place, Pedro Andrade finished the team (this time the Portuguese began his “ascent” from 10th place). The fourth one was Sergey Yazikov’s “dragon”, Dmitry Samokhin was the fifth.
Recall that, starting with the fifth race, the results are recorded in the standings with the release of the worst of them.
Mikhail Senatorov (RUS 31):
– Hard day, the wind was unpredictable. In the second race, parts of the boats got a very good wind, they left and were very far away on the first mark. We were on it almost the last and the whole race was catching up. The first was fifth. Almost all over the course. In principle, they hoped that the result would be better for a couple of places. But I am pleased with the second race. Almost from the last place to get to the seventh – it was very difficult, so there is satisfaction.
Vasily Senatorov (RUS 34):
– Today was a light and very changeable wind. However, the panel of judges in such difficult conditions – well done! – I was able to give two races in time. We, of course, satisfied with the result, but it was very difficult. The wind came right and left. We went to the approaches, and in this situation there was a large proportion of luck. In the second race we started in the middle, we somehow stretched, stretched, stretched, and on the first sign we came out second after Yazikov. At the end of the first fordevinda managed to bypass them. But it was harder for them – they chased together, and they were given more difficult maneuvers than we. At the second forvinde, Borodinov drove up to us, we defended ourselves and eventually won.
Sergey Borodinov (RUS 81):
– We tried to go the distance without nerves. We train very little, so it is difficult for us to compete with the leading crews. We try not to enter into a serious struggle, to avoid "melee". Successfully laid out the “lavirovochka”, for all the crews there were elements of chance, luck gave a lot: the wind walked heavily. Sixth place is good. The task was to get into the top ten. But now there is a desire to rise higher. We will try, but there as it will!
Detailed results after two days of racing –
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