Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEK SPORT Wins Russian J/70 Sailing League Act IV

J/70s sailing Russian Sailing League (Pskov, Russia)- The fourth act of the 2017 Russian J/70 Sailing League had challenging weather conditions at Pskov, Russia; the teams were sailing on the beautiful Lake Pihkva that borders Estonia at the far western end of Russia (just to the north is the famous historical city of St Petersburg on the Baltic Sea).

NEK Sport win Russian J/70 Sailing League eventThe three-day event featured a lot of variable wind conditions, mostly on the lighter side, that kept things interesting as all the top teams had some bad races. As a result, there were significant lead changes all weekend long.  Winning easily was the NEK SPORT Team from Moscow.  However, the final two spots on the podium behind the NEK SPORT Team were determined on a tiebreaker at a race average of 2.733 pts each.  The KOREG Sailing Team from Sochi was awarded the silver based on count-back and taking the bronze was the TRAKTOR Sailing Team from Chelyabinsk.  Rounding out the top five were the CARAMBA Sailing Team from Moscow in 4th place and the CALYPSO Sailing Team from Tuapse in fifth place.

After the final tally from the weekend’s racing on Lake Pihkva, the KOREG Sailing is still leading the overall series points standings with 12.746 points after four regattas (Sochi, Sevastopol, Moscow, & Pskov)- it is a point system based on adding up your average points for races sailed in each regatta.  The winner of the first regatta in Sochi, the QPRO Sailing Team from Moscow continues to hold on to second place in the series with 15.798 pts.  Sitting in third by a very small margin over the fourth place team is the CALYPSO Sailing Team with 18.300 pts; fourth is the CARAMBA team with 18.365 pts! Rounding out the top five is the TRAKTOR Sailing Team with 19.162 pts.  Follow the Russian J/70 Sailing League here  For more Russian J/70 League Sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.