We have already written about theoretical lessons and
Says the founder of itBoat Nikita Gorchakovwho took part in the competition:
- As an avid match race fan and apologist, I couldn't miss such an event. I've been to a lot of world
The races are won and lost literally in millimeters. A lot depends on teamwork and professionalism. That's why it always seemed to me that this race is only for professional athletes. So, until «Sportfleet» invited me to this event, I did not even think that I myself would
It so happened, that in the regatta participated two crews steep, and two consisted of «dummies», which even gennaker thickly put not able to, and the rules clarified on the radio from the judges on the go. We had an amateur team formed on the spot, so we had no time to train together. We entered the water - and in 20 minutes we already started in the first race against Georgiy Ivanovich himself.
Naturally, we were immediately undressed, like puppies. In another race, we repeated the exploit of the BMW Oracle skipper in that legendary match against James Spithill, earning two penalties and actually losing before the start of the race. Well, at least thankfully it wasn't three.
Nevertheless, in the end we got an honourable third place and a lot of positive emotions. Now I want to take the wheel myself.
Georgy Shaiduko supervises. We talked a little with him after the race:
- What we organized today is just the beginning.
Read more about big, but absolutely real plans in the interview, which Georgy Ivanovich gave to portal Championship.Com.
The races are held on GP26 class yachts. They are maneuverable and light, interesting enough for professionals, and simple enough for fans. This is an internationally recognized class, with an ORC handicap. The boats are designed by several independent designers. The «Sportflot» currently has 8 absolutely identical hulls in the water, built in Taganrog based on designs by Italian designers, with two more expected before the end of the season. The fleet will move to Sochi for the winter.
itBoat will follow, participate and support this story in every possible way: both with money and PR. The
match race, as you have probably already understood, is our theme!
Photo: Daria Vainovskaya, Oleg Semenyuk