March 12, 2019
“We have something to learn”
As you already know, on Sunday in sunny Majorca (Spain), the Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta ended in Olympic classes, considered warming up before the Cup of Princess Sofia.
Two crews of the Saint-Petersburg Yacht Club Sailing Academy took part in the regatta, actively preparing for the main start of spring. We present the places that they occupied, as well as the results of the winners (thanks to Yacht Russia!)
470 (men). 33 crews participated, 9 races were held. 1. Jordi Xammar / Nicolas Rodriguez (Spain) – 36 points. … 3. Pavel Sozykin / Denis Gribanov – 45 (parishes 2 – 1 – 7 – 12 – 12 – 2 – 3 – (13) – 6). …sixteen. Christian Cech / Victor Tarasov – 122 ((25) – 6 – 16 – 17 – 19 – 12 – 14 – 18 – 20).
49er. 66 crews, 9 races. 1. Dylan Fletcher / Stuart Betell (Great Britain) – 36 points. …14. Jan Cech / Ivan Zotov – 77 (parishes 18 – 7 – 5 – 12 – 4 – 10 – 8 – 13 – (18). … 42. Konstantin Nosov / Alexander Gaidaenko – 121 (parishes (35 UFD) – 19 – 17 – 15-21, 18-10).
If Jan and Ivan are experienced European Cup fighters, then for Chris and Victor, this regatta was the first serious test after a long break.
Athletes were generally satisfied with their performances:
Jan Cech, the helmsman, class 49th:
“Preparations for the Princess Sofia Cup are in full swing.
This regatta has developed successfully for us, in contrast to the previous one, basically everything worked out, the tasks set by the coach were completed.
I was pleased that 80% of our main competitors were present here. The 49th class was generally the most numerous at this regatta – 65. There were practically all the strongest European countries, there were no “oceans” – Australians and New Zealanders (they will come to the Sofia Cup already), there were no strong Americans and Argentines
We had only 2 races, which didn’t really work out – we showed them two 18-'s wards.
It turned out a good rest before the race. At the last gathering, in Vilamoura, the regatta was at the end of the gathering itself, we were exhausted after a week with a little intense training. Now the regatta took place at the beginning of the gathering, there was enough strength, it said its role. But there is still a lot of work.
At the same time, I don’t think that we have now improved the result; rather, in Villamura, we didn’t show what we could, due to certain reasons. ”
Ivan Zotov, shkotovy, class 49th:
“I will add about the cool weather that has been standing in Majorca lately: the sun, the heat and the wind every day. We continue to work actively with trainer Tomas Yanushevsky. Very satisfied with the training process, we add with each race. As always, thank you very much to the Academy of Sailing and the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg for the opportunities and trust given to us! ”
Christian Cech, steering, class 470:
“The first regatta for us after returning to the international level passed through weak winds. Of course, it was hard after the Russian competitions. Our main problem is starts, the fleet level is still very high, no one just gives up their position. In general, I rate the performance positively, there were good races in content. The rivals here are all strong, many titled athletes, veterans of the class.
How is our state compared to Pavel and Denis (Sozykin and Gribanov – the leaders of the national team in the class 470 – EK comment)? They are clearly more gentle, better oriented in the fleet. Good speed, we have something to learn from them …
What's next? Up to 17 we will train here, then a short break, back on the 25th, on April 1, Princess Sofia starts. We will try to show everything that we can and we can. ”
Press Service of the Academy of Sailing Yacht Club St. Petersburg
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