Tuesday, July 9, at Regatta started with
The breakfast was opened by Anna Ratnikova,
Then Irina Naumova, deputy general director
onepoint I was overwhelmed with pride at such a concentration of smart developers, especially since all these people are racing in the same boat #4.
Next, the plan was an itinerary race: i.e. going «who is fastest» from point P (Palma) to point, A (Adriano). The intention was that the participants would not hang their tongues, scurry from side to side and turn corners, but would come to one correct tack and quietly reach the port of Adriano. No way!
«In the second division, No. 4 got off on a false start, but they immediately», making a 360-degree turn and passing the start line again. The boat practically did not move for over a minute.
The race to Port Adriano around the southwest cape proceeded in a weakening wind. Towards the end it subsided so much that we had to shorten the distance and take an early finish. There were no revelations with the results: the teams of Arbuzov, Nikiforov and Zhbankov again came in first and firmly established themselves as leaders of their respective divisions.
The organisers had an unpleasant surprise. It turned out that there were no reserved places for RBI yachts in Adriano marina. The participants had a choice: either to anchor or go to the next port Andratx (another hour and a half of crossing under the engine).
As a result, our false starters, boats #7 and #4, decided to go to the next port. The crew of the boat #6 «Primavera», booked in advance, individually, mooring in Adriano and calmly stood on the central pier.
The others had to moor in three boards («in three duckboards», as dispatchers of locks of the Moscow Channel like to say) near the filling station, or to stand on an anchor and go ashore on «tuziki». It was especially fun for the girls dressed up for the evening reception.
But no one was particularly upset, as it was quite in the style familiar to all yachtsmen of light slackness.
The evening ended with
The next day is a lazy one: there will be no racing. We will have the opportunity to have a good look at the new marina in Port Adriano, designed by Philippe Starck, as well as the megayacht «The Maltese Falcon»which is now parked there in the harbor. We also have a look at the local