The third stage of the international series of sailing regattas Tenzor International Cup 2023 ended on September 10 at the yacht club Tenzor Sailing Club and determined the best of the best according to the results of the stage and the overall standings.
The competition is supported by the All-Russian Sailing Federation, the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Moscow Region, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Moscow Region, the Department of Mass Media and Advertising of the City of Moscow, the Department of Sports of the City of Moscow, the Ministry of Information and Social Communications of the Moscow Region.
The regatta, which has already become a landmark among sailing professionals, turned out to be eventful. About 120 yachtsmen representing 18 regions of Russia, as well as neighboring countries – Belarus and Serbia – took part in the MX700 sports yacht race.
Over three racing days, the organizers launched 26 races, in each of which the yachtsmen waged a fierce positional struggle with each other and, of course, with their invisible rival – the wind.
The weather conditions were different. The first two days of the race were held in cold and cloudy weather – the wind in the waters of the Pestovsky reservoir was gusty and unstable, and on the final day its strength weakened and it became even more difficult to catch the headers.
There was a constant change of leaders in the leading group. The beginning of the regatta brought experienced teams of the tournament to the top positions – “Russian Bogatyrs” led by Igor Rytov, ZID art Sailing Team by Zoran Paunovich and Eyed Mushrooms with Elizaveta Shestakova. However, after the second race day, Alexander Bozhko’s Akhmat team and Maxim Batrakov’s Bars Sailing Team came to the forefront, having issued the first three arrivals each and pushing aside rivals. Several more crews pulled up to the top three – these are Konstantin Nosov’s Nord, Yuri Morozov’s Russo Trans and Andrey Bratan’s PAVETRA.
The fate of the prize medals was decided in the final race, or as the yachtsmen say on the last “fly down wind”.
In the duel for the first place with a difference of several hundredths of a point, the teams “Akhmat” and Bars Sailing Team fought. “Bars Sailing Team” came first, “Akhmat” – second, but the team of Alexander Bozhko had enough advantage and with a difference of 0.07 points “Akhmat” became the winners of the regatta.
“Bars Sailing Team” won the “silver”, for the first time rising to the podium in the tournament Tenzor International Cup 2023.
Several teams claimed the third prize at once, but the experience, maximum concentration and successful arrivals in the final starts of Igor Rytov’s team bore fruit. The “Russian Bogatyrs” became the bronze medalists of the third stage of the Tenzor International Cup 2023, ahead of their closest rivals – Nord and ZID art Sailing Teams.
The ten strongest teams in a tight group included PAVETRA, Russo Trans, Eyed Mushrooms, Hubex/Pirogovo and Tenzor Team.
A step away from the top 10, the regatta was completed by Eduard Skornyakov’s O1 Properties 2 team, which scored the highest personal result in the Tenzor International Cup 2023 series over the past three stages. The experienced teams Pirogovo, S-Kotiki, three crews of the Skolkovo Sailing Team, as well as Fata Morgana, Dolce Vita and the debutants of the tournament – TERRAZZO.RF and YARKO Team teams got into the second ten of the rating.
Alexandra Chicherova from the PAVETRA team became the best “helmsman” of the stage in the special women’s nomination of the Tenzor International Cup 2023 tournament for the third time this season.
According to the results after three stages, the top three overall standings of the Series were determined – it was made up of the teams “Akhmat” (74 points), Bars Sailing Team (67 points) and “Russian Bogatyrs” (67 points). These teams distributed among themselves the first part of the total prize fund of the tournament in the amount of 1.2 million rubles from the title partner of the regatta – the financial and legal group of companies Tenzor Consulting Group. The award ceremony was decorated with pleasant gifts from the stage partners – Stellar Group, TERRAZZO.rf, Yarko_Candle, SACO beauty salons, Kangaroo salons, S-Med integrative medicine clinic, RIBAMBELLE restaurant.
The grand Final of the Tenzor International Cup 2023 will be held from November 2 to 5 in Sochi at the Sochi Grand Marina, where the finalists of the series will compete for the main trophy – the Tenzor International Cup 2023 Cup, the title of champion of the series and a solid prize fund.