On 8th March the third edition of the OptiOrange Valencia ended in style with three races for the gold fleet and two for silver and bronze fleets that were held in shifty light winds.
The third edition of the OptiOrange Valencia opened today, on 6th March, with the only race for all four fleets in up to 25 knots of westerly winds. Nevertheless, the strong conditions provided for high speeds, physical effort and fierce competition. All the fleets have lead changes and the results were far from predictable.
The fast approaching OptiOrange Valencia is on track and ready to challenge its own records. With almost 400 sailors pre registered the third edition of this international regatta organized jointly by the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club (SPBYC) and Real Club Nautico de Valencia is going to set a new enrollment standard, outperforming previous season by 30% rise. And the quantity doesn’t hinder the quality of the fleet.
The historical sailing and rowing multidiscipline competition on captain’s gigs and 6-oar yawls “Bublic Race” (“Donut Race” in Russian) was held in the Gulf of Finland last Sunday.
The inhabitants and visitors of the Northern Capital familiarized themselves with the sailing sport each Thursday from June to September 2019 within the framework of the Series of evening regattas for amateurs “Kommersant”.
All the sails were put up for the first time at the 54-gun ship-of-the-line of the 4th rank “Poltava” in a testing mode. The sails were swaying against the backdrop of the Lakhta Center. All the 10 sails with the total area of 1000 square meters were put up for the first time at the reconstructed sailing battleship of the time of Peter the Great “Poltava”.