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In the Southern Urals, sailors were tested for strength by changeable weather KXan 36 Daily News

Date: May 28, 2024 Time: 20:11:01

This year, the competitions received the status of interregional competitions: a group of children from the Sverdlovsk region came to the Southern Urals. In addition, pupils of children’s sailing schools from Chelyabinsk, Miass, Ozersk, Snezhinsk, Magnitogorsk, as well as adult sailing enthusiasts from the cities of the Chelyabinsk region, Yekaterinburg and Ufa traditionally gathered in Uvildy. Children started from the water area of ​​​​the recreation center “Red Stone”, adults – from the yacht club “Mirage”.

Athletes from 9 to 16 years old competed in the regatta on yachts of the “Optimist”, “Cadet” and “Rocket-270” classes over two days. The awarded places were for children from Yekaterinburg, Magnitogorsk, Miass, Snezhinsk and Chelyabinsk. Teams of sailors from Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg got on the adult podium.

A feature of the Governor’s Cup competition is expensive sails as prizes for winners among children’s yacht classes, allowing talented young athletes to reach a new level. Sailing is an intellectual sport that develops strategic thinking, confidence, the ability to make decisions quickly and carefully, and to anticipate weather changes. About 300 young athletes train in sailing schools in the Chelyabinsk region. They participate in all-Russian sorties.

There is a growing interest in amateur boating among adults as well. The head of the organizing committee of the competition, the director of development of the Mirage yacht club, Elena Nardelli, pointed out the trend of uniting colleagues and families in teams: , as well as members of families of different generations.Everyone can try and join. Computer teams, dentists participated in the regattas this summer, and today two family teams competed for medals for builders and architects, as well as the “Tu Privilegio” team of the promoting company for whom sailing has become part of the corporate culture. . .”

Elena Nardelli said that this time the races were especially impressive: “The weather brought stormy, calm and gusty winds. Both children and adults showed their best skills, competing for the title of the best runners. The competition started on a sunny day and windy. weather – ideal conditions. But in the middle of the race, a black storm cloud appeared, a strong wind blew. The chief judge, an experienced Kirill Bazuev, in the interests of the safety of children, made the wise decision to stop the children’s competition in advance and organized the timely escort of young athletes to a safe anchorage, and adult athletes removed the sails, waited for a squall and a downpour on the water, after which they continued the competition.

The organizers of the Governor’s Cup are the Sailing Federation of the Chelyabinsk Region, the regional Ministry of Sports and the Mirage Yacht Club.

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