Russia’s most prestigious sailing project, National Sailing League, held a regatta in Tuapse from 19-21 April. 150 of the best sailors from Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi, Tuapse, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk etc. took part in the Second Stage of the First and Junior Divisions. Administration of the region of Tuapse helped with organization of the event. General partner of the project was JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation. The waters of Tuapse’s sea trade port welcomed the fleet of the National Sailing League, and for the first time in the entire history of the project, races took place directly inside the functioning port. This fact imposes a certain imprint on wind conditions and on the schedule of races. During the first two race days, wind conditions were changing, and only on the last race day the wind had stabilized, allowing 10 races to be held. In comparison, during the first two days, race committee managed to hold only 14 races. Accordingly, each team has competed in eight races. From day one, Andrey Malygin’s team from Sochi, Black Sea, took the lead. The team won 50 percent of their races, earning 18 points. The Akhmat team from Chechen Republic is second. Alexander Bozhko’s team is only one point behind Black Sea. Navigator Yacht Club’s team came third. Alexandra Peterson’s Navigator Trem showed brilliant performances at the regatta, and the bronze medal is a great achievement for the team. ZID art Sailing Team (Evgeniy Neugodnikov, Moscow) came fourth for the second time this season. The team from Taganrog, RUS7 (Sergey Shevtsov), closes the top five.

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