On Sunday, the participants
However, real yachtsmen are not deterred by anything on shore. After a short shake-up, the boats started to leave the marina in single file. By midday all boats were on the water with their sails shimmering in Palma Bay. We had to spend the afternoon waddling around the bay waiting for the last ship to enter the water. But, finally, the clock struck 3 bells
The first race, like the first pancake, turned out to be somewhat of a hiccup. A weak wind did not allow the boats and teams to show their true potential, but the general balance of power started to come through little by little.
Before the second race the wind got better. «The fresh afternoon breeze got so hot that it started to tear small but clearly visible white lambs off the strengthened waves». And
The crew of the auxiliary judging vessel «Demon», who was on duty here, recorded the many times increased number of mentions of
such-and-suchmother in this point of space.
In excitement, the athletes did not notice how the day flew by. «The return to the base» was already at sunset, and immediately after landing on land, the RBR participants had a cocktail at the
Not without first losses. Thus, it turned out that in Nikolay Kovalenko's team (#4) yachtsmen had sent the handle from the winch to free float to the bottom of the bay.
But Timofey Zhbankov's team (#10) was the most successful: they naturally tore up the sail!
Meanwhile, charming Marianne Minsker read out the results of the first racing day. The winner of the first division was crew number 7 (skipper Alexei Tarasov). The second division was topped by the crew of sailing guru Evgeny Nikiforov (No. 3). In the third division, crew No. 15, helmsman Maxim Taranov, became the leader.
Tomorrow is a new day and a new battle. Stay with us, and if you are already with us in Mallorca - don't forget to post on Instagram all your adventures using the tag #rusregata.