April 6, 2019
While we harness …
The 1st Grade regatta in the Dragon class, Dragon Grand Prix de Cannes, which is also the first stage of the new European series, ended in Cannes.
Alas, the Russian “dragonists”, to the success of which we all got used to for a long time, failed to demonstrate in Cannes their true – victorious – class. Perhaps not the most favorable weather to blame – only because it was the same for all. Therefore, we will put forward a different version: the Russians, as is known, are harnessed for a long time, and the Cannes regatta is no longer in itself, but one of the stages of the European series. Here comes the time of decisive starts, then …
In the meantime, following the results of the five races that were not without difficulty carried out in Cannes, the Portuguese team Mercury (you can see it in the picture) Pedro Rebelo de Andrade celebrated the victory, scoring 14 points. Two other places on the podium were occupied by German Sinewave, led by Thomas Muller (17) and British Louise Racing Gordon Grant (18).
Ours this time in unusual positions for themselves. The best among them – Rocknrolla Dmitry Samokhin, Andrey Kirilyuk and Alexey Bushuev – on the 6th place, 27 points. Annapurna Anatoly Loginov, Vadim Statsenko and Alexandr Shalagin – 10th. Note, however, that the line above is Bunker Prince Yevgeny Braslavets, Sergey Pugachev and Sergey Timokhin. In fact, this crew traditionally performs under the Italian flag, but was it by chance that on the official website of the International Association of the Dragon Class this time they changed the number to RUS77?
Here are the rest of ours:
21. Zenith (Igor Goichberg) – 78. … 24. To be continued (Vasily Senatorov) – 85. … 29. Sunflower (Victor Fogelson) – 98. … 45. Integrity (Mikhail Senatorov) – 158.
Yes, and let's not forget about Avelat under the flag of Latvia, where Anna Basalkina was a skipper. This team took 36th place (124 points).
In conclusion, we recall that the structure of the European 1st-grade regattas has changed this year. Cannes will follow:
May 14. Cascais (Portugal). H.M. King Juan Carlos Trophy;
July 3 – 6. Kuhlungsborn (Germany). Dragon Grand Prix Germany;
November 11 – 14. Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Dragon Grand Prix Spain.
And right after that, on November 15 – 16, the final tournament of the European series in the class “Dragon” will take place on the same Mallorca, in which the top 20 teams will take part in the four regattas of the 1st grade.
That's where the victory really will be for ours. Who doubts?
Detailed results of the regatta in Cannes –
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