Tenzor Sport took the “gold” of the stage, “Russian Bogatyrs” won according to the results of the Russian part of the Tenzor International Cup 2022 tournament
The third stage of the All-Russian series of sailing regattas, the open Cup “Tenzor International Cup 2022”, which was incredibly intense in terms of the intensity of the struggle, ended on September 11 at the Tenzor Sailing Team yacht club on the Pestovskoye reservoir.
The competition was held with the support of the All-Russian Sailing Federation and the title partner of the regatta – the financial and legal group of companies Tenzor Consulting Group.
For three racing days of the sports program, 19 races were held, full of drive and adrenaline. The twenty strongest sailing teams clashed in earnest – not only medals and prizes of the third stage were at stake, but also a solid prize fund for the top three finalists following the results of three Russian stages of the tournament.
The final racing day pleased the yachtsmen with the maximum number of races and excellent weather conditions. A good working wind of 9-11 knots gradually increased, reaching 15 knots in gusts, which required the maximum physical endurance from the athletes, clear team actions and maneuvers.
The tournament table was getting tighter, the teams were changing positions, and before the final race it was not clear who would win this important stage of the regatta.
The leader of the first two stages, the Tenzor Sport team of Daniil Odintsov, after one unsuccessful arrival, began to lose points, which the rivals immediately took advantage of: the Russian Bogatyrs team of Igor Rytov scored the first three arrivals and became the intermediate leader with an advantage of 5 points. The fate of the “gold medals” was decided in the final race of the day. It was enough for the “Bogatyrs” to come in the top five, but a false start threw the crew behind the top ten in this race.
As a result, Daniil Odintsov’s Tenzor Sport celebrated the victory, and the Russian Bogatyrs team took an honorable second place.
Daniil Odintsov, Tenzor Sport team: “We went well through the day, one race didn’t work out for us at all: we didn’t get into most of the runs, we ended up in bad positions, our rivals blocked the wind and sent us in an unfavorable direction. As a result – 11 parishes. And the rivals – the Russian Bogatyrs team, on the contrary, raced perfectly, and quickly caught up with us on points. We raced with them in the same races, imposed a struggle, but experience and luck allowed them to get ahead. Nervous, watching the results when they raced. As for the overall standings, moving up from fourth to second place is worth a lot, and I think that the Bogatyrs deservedly won, because they were obviously stronger than us in the season. We only needed our helmsman Milena Nikitina here, we miss her very much and wish her a good recovery.”
Igor Rytov, Russian Bogatyrs team: “Today was great, it was windy. Everyone walked well, and we were generally lucky, only our false start spoiled the impressions of the day. At the stage we are second, and this is a good result, because the first place was deservedly taken by Tenzor Sport – a strong crew, where Danila Odintsov was at the helm. We congratulate them on their victory, it is absolutely deserved. We could compete with them, but we were a little nervous in the last race, and therefore we did not manage to win back the victory. Wind conditions were better for them, as they are lighter. But in general, everything is fine, and we are glad that we won in the overall standings. We will definitely go to the Grand Final in Baku, we will prepare, and we will take part there with pleasure.”
The fight for third place turned out to be very fierce – at least five teams claimed the bronze.
Three first arrivals, team concentration and well-thought-out tactics brought the ELF/Hubex team to the podium.
Sergey Sobolev, ELF/Hubex team: “First and second places were taken by strong teams, with whom we are not yet ready to compete. And in such a competition, the third place is very honorable and a great joy for me. Finish the regatta with the first two arrivals, and even win literally 1.5 meters at the finish line of one of these races due to a successful maneuver. Everything was very dynamic, the wind changed, it was either weaker or stronger, and it was interesting to steer.”
The NORD team of Konstantin Nosov had a great regatta, taking fourth place, a step away from the podium.
A brilliant breakthrough from eighth to fifth place in the classification was made by the team led by Elena Mukhametzyanova (Skolkovo Sailing Team), who became the best coxswain of the stage.
Cote d’Azur, Kalina Racing Team, Tenzor Legal, ZID art Sailing Team and Eyed Mushrooms finished in the top ten of the strongest regatta.
The winners were awarded with valuable prizes from the partners of the regatta: the Molodost Cultural Tourist Center Altai, the network of salons Kangaroo, Skin Helpers, the Imperial Porcelain Factory, SACO, KangenVoda.ru, the Radisson Royal Flotilla, Lev Golitsyn, Imperial Garden.
According to the results of the three Russian stages of the tournament, the winners and prize-winners were named, who distributed 1.2 million rubles of the prize fund of the tournament regatta. They were the Russian Bogatyrs, Tenzor Sport and ELF/Hubex teams.
The grand final of the Tenzor International Cup 2022 will be held from November 3 to 6 in the capital of Azerbaijan, the city of Baku, where the winner of the main Cup of the tournament will be determined.
Project partners: Roscongress Sport Club, Molodost Cultural Campsite Altai, Kangaroo chain of salons, Skin Helpers, Imperial Porcelain Factory, SACO, KangenVoda.ru, Radisson Royal Flotilla, Lev Golitsyn, Imperial Gardens.
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