In hyères (France) today we will start the first race of the world championship in the yacht class SB20. According to the press service of the Russian Association of this class:
Russia ranks third by the number saveplace participants in the world championship on sailing in a class of yachts SB20. Ahead of the owners of the waters of the French sailors, followed by the British. Only in the application list 65 boats.
On the eve of hyères was a training race, and took place the opening ceremony of the competition. On it before the riders were the mayor of hyères, President of the yacht club and President of the Association of SB20 ed Russo. Was also submitted to the championship organizing Committee, a quiz.
As for the training race, then in it took part less than half of the crews – East winds in the 20-22 knot has guided many into thinking that it is better to keep the forces and materiel.
Today at 12:00 Moscow time scheduled start of the first race. Wind according to the forecast of 3-5 knots. But in the days that followed, a significant increase – up to 30 knots on Tuesday and up to 42 on Wednesday!…
We wish the Russian crews good luck!