St. Petersburg has been sailing all last week. And this is not an exaggeration, because sailing is in the genetic memory of the city. Since July, 10th on coast of Neva there is a sea village. Thematic platforms worked,
But the main event of the sailing week was, of course, the start of the V stage of the Supreme division of the National Sailing League on the Neva river on Petropavlovka. The races were attended by 21 teams from different parts of the country - from Moscow, St Petersburg, Taganrog, Chechnya and the Urals.
Golden finish of «PIROGOVO»
Initially, the leadership was taken by the Tuapse club Calipso. On the second day, all plans were confused by the calm, only six starts were held. Calipso team was in the lead again, but the first three had significant changes. «Sailing Academy of the
On the day of the finals, the struggle for victory became more intense. For a long time the leadership was held by the Sailing «Academy of the Yacht Club of»
As a result, the prizes went to those who performed, above all, stably. Crew of Rocknrolla Sailing Team (helmsman Andrey Novikov) and ArtTube RUS1 (helmsman Valeria Kovalenko) scored 45 points each, the fate of silver was determined by the number of first arrivals - the team of Valeria Kovalenko had more. The bronze went to Rocknrolla Sailing Team.
PIRogovo «team was the most successful on the last day of the start. Eight parishes in the first three plus a good performance in the past two days led the crew of Yuri Morozov to the gold medal.
Racing in St. Petersburg is always a «bit nervous .
The complexity of the water area on the Neva is already a parable in the pagans. According to the competition judge Kirill Lebedev, the current and changeable wind make their mark on the passage of the course and require often very quick change of tactics - in the crosswind it can be difficult to build it. Maxim Titarenko, the last year's winner of these races and the current winner of the Nord Stream main prize, says that it is always difficult to race here. All the fault is the same strong current and the wind, which blows with different strength, comes and goes - and this is even at a distance of 100 meters.
«It is not necessary to speak about
any luck, because all crews here are very strong, any team could surprise and win. We are familiar with the water area, we chased here in the Euroleague last year and this year. There is a flow pattern, in the middle of the Neva it is a little stronger. Accordingly, when the yachts go against the wind, everybody tries to reach a stronger current to carry them away faster. On a full course, on the contrary, everybody tries to go ashore where the current is less. They make their adjustments and algae, they cling to the keel and can only lose the race because of this. It was worth the task to put out the maximum, because for each race, everything could change. The previous stages of the National Sailing League were not very good for us, and now we have completed the task, -»shared the tactician of PIRogovo «team Maxim Kuzmin».
Participants of the Higher Division will now meet in Kaliningrad, where in August the grand final of the
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