December 24, 2019
"Yachtsman of the year of St. Petersburg": laureates announced
In the Northern capital, the awarding ceremony of the winners of the annual Sailing Service Merit Award “Yachtsman of the Year of St. Petersburg 2019” took place. The organizers of the award are the St. Petersburg Sailing Union and the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg.
Winners of the Prize “Yachtsman of the Year St. Petersburg 2019” were determined in 11 nominations.
In the nomination "Discovery of the Year" won Ulyana Vonogova (class: Techno, Academy of Sailing). This year, Ulyana finished second in the Championship of St. Petersburg, fourth in the Championship of Russia, and then triumphantly performed at the World Championship in the Techno class, winning one of the races and taking the final 17th place. Dmitry Zhayvoronok and the charity regatta “Light.” children".
Semen Shatalov (class: Laser 4.7, Academy of Sailing) became the laureate of the prize in the nomination “Yachtsman of the Year Under 23”. Semyon took 4th place at the Championship of the city, and at the Championship of Russia he won bronze in the category under 16 years.
In the nomination “Yachtsman of the year up to 23 years”, Ekaterina Zyuzina, Anastasia Shchedrina, Polina Gomova received the most jury votes. The winner was Ekaterina Zyuzina (class: Laser Radial, Krestovsky Island sailing school). This year, Catherine won a license for Russia to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The short list of the nomination “Team of the year under 23” included: Zoya Novikova / Diana Sabirova, Anastasia Deryagina / Sofya Vereshchagina, Ilya Chuprina / Rodion Brovin. The victory was won by Ilya Chuprina and Rodion Brovin (class: 29er, Sailing Academy). This year, the duo won the following awards in their class: 1st place in the Cup of Russia, 1st place of the 9th Summer Spartakiad of Russia, 2nd place of the Russian Championship, 6th place in the European Championships, 1 place in the Sochi Regatta, which became the qualifying stage for the World Cup.
The short list of the “Coach of the Year” nomination includes Alexey Alexandrovich Chibizov and Ivan Sergeevich Petrov. The greatest number of votes was received by Alexey Chibizov (class: Formula kite, Krestovsky Island sailing school). Alexei is the trainer of the strongest athletes in Russia: Valeria Garashchenko (silver of the World Championship U19, gold of the European Championship and two silver of the European Championship) and Denis Taradin (takes first place in the world ranking).
The authors of the three best sailing photos of the year were Andrei Sheremetyev, Elena Razina, Anton Makhanov. Most votes were cast for the work of Andrei Sheremetev.
The best long-distance sports trip was the long-term journey of Yuri Alexandrovich Sitnikov and the crew of the yacht Lady In Red. In 2011, the yacht began a long sports trip around Europe from St. Petersburg to Turkey. Between 2011 and 2019 More than 20,000 nautical miles have been covered in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The yacht visited 15 countries, visited Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 70 people were able to participate in this long journey. The shortlist of the nomination also included a class L-6 “Blue Bird” yacht under the command of Dmitry Vasilievich Dyakov.
The short list of the nomination “For Contribution to the Development of Sailing in St. Petersburg” included: Ivan A. Gromov (Krestovsky Ostrov Sailing School, National Association of Yachts of Class “SB20”), with the support of which the first state sailing was opened and successfully operates Krestovsky Ostrov school, RPO "Sports team of yachtsmen of the St. Petersburg River Yacht Club" and the crew of the gaffel tender "Lukull", who are organizers of the charity workshops "All aboard!", Andrey Alekseevich Berezkin, who held trouble in the nomination. Andrey Alekseevich is the permanent president of the Association of Class L-6 Yachts for the past 10 years. As well as an honorary member and member of the Presidium of the Union of Right Forces, the chairman of the Nevsky Yacht Club, a member of the Maritime Council under the Government of St. Petersburg, and the permanent captain of the yacht Bylina. Andrei Berezkin is well known to St. Petersburg yachtsmen for his youth sailing trips “Sails of Remembrance” to the glories of the Baltic sailors, for the historic “100 Mile Cup” race, for repeated participation in international regattas of training tall ships The Tall Ships Races with youth yacht crews, on the revived in 2016 the championship of Russia among class L-6 yachts.
In the nomination “Team of the Year” the shortlist included: Jan Čech / Ivan Zotov, yacht «Lena’, Rocknrolla Sailing Team. The victory was won by the Rocknrolla Sailing Team (class: Dragon). The team finished eighth at the World Championships in the Dragon class. Then Rocknrolla steadily finished in the ten most prestigious class competitions during the season and won the German Grand Prix. In the water area of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg, Rocknrolla took the silver of the Russian Championship and won the legendary Marblehead Trophy.
Anna Basalkina, Irina Gracheva and Elena Kalinina were in the short list of the nomination “Yachtsman of the Year”. Anna Basalkina became the laureate (classes: Dragon, J-70, Sailing Academy). This year, under the command of Anna, the Academy crew completed the season of the National Sailing League with a bronze medal. Anna also won the Russian Championship in the Dragon class and took third place in the Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta (Classic classification). The brightest start of the season was her debut in the offshore 600-mile regatta Rolex Middle See Race, where Anna, together with Igor Rytov, won the bronze medal in the Double Handed class.
In the nomination “Yachtsman of the Year”, Fedor Druzhinin, Dmitry Balan, Dmitry Samokhin received the most votes from the judges. The winner was Fedor Druzhinin (class: Mini 6.5, Sailing Expeditions Club “60 North”). This year, the yachtsman took part in one of the most extreme regattas in the world – the transatlantic single-race Mini-Transat La Boulangerie, finishing 11th in the Proto division.
Also, certificates of appreciation for the merits in the field of sailing from the organizers of the award were awarded:
Sailing club ZIGZAG – for contribution to the development of sailing in St. Petersburg and the creation of a new class of yachts “MX700”
Nikita Brilliants and the team of the charity regatta “Svet.deti” – for organizing socially significant projects in the field of yachting
RPO "Sports team of yachtsmen of the St. Petersburg River Yacht Club" and the crew of the gaffel tender "Lukull" – for the organization of socially significant projects in the field of yachting
The crew of the yacht "Blue Bird" – for the will to win
Vadim Bihler – for many years of high achievements in ice sports
Oleg Vasiliev – for many years of high achievements in ice sports
The team of the Academy of Sailing of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (Anna Basalkina, Vitaliy Gallo, Alexander Moskvich, Artem Sudakov, Marina Taran, Maria Sirotina, Maxim Berdnikov) – for 3rd place in the overall classification of the National Sailing League and excellent performances at other stages of the League ( 2nd place in Nizhny Novgorod and 3rd place in the grand final of the NPL).
Information partners of the award: Zenit Radio, St. Petersburg TV Channel, Sport Day by Day newspaper, Motor Boat & Yachting magazine, Yacht Russia magazine, Tarpon magazine.
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