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Morsviazsputnik took part in the sailing race dated for the Day of Marine and inland water fleet officers

Monday, July 5, 2021

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, a sailing race was held on the water area of ​ ​the Khimki reservoir with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport and PROyachting, dedicated to the professional holiday the Day of Marine and inland water fleet officers.

Eleven crews including Morsviazsputnik demonstrated their skills and abilities.

At the grand opening of the event, the deputy minister of Transport, Alexander Poshivay, who took an active part in the competition, leading the Mintrans team, congratulated his colleagues on their professional holiday! Separately, Alexander Ivanovich thanked Morsviazsputnik for supporting the yacht Slavianka, which is now going through the Pacific Ocean as part of the expedition "Routes of Russian navigators through 2 oceans" and conveyed to the regatta the congratulations of captain on the Day of Workers of the Sea and River Fleet.

Before the start of the race, the draw took place, during which each team was determined its own skipper from the group of professional sailing riders.

The sailing regatta is a series of races in which the crew starts within five minutes. With the opening of the starting procedure, teams enter the route. The task of the race is not only to finish before the rivals, but also to go the distance according to certain rules. Thus any contact with a beacon or another yacht is punished by judges with a turn of 360 degrees. The success of the team significantly depends on the chosen team tactics, the coordinated implementation of the skipper's instructions and, of course, the wind.

The length of the distance depending on the force of the wind and its direction can vary from 1 to 2.5 miles (i.e. from 1.85 to 4.6 km).

Before the start, the race participants were told about the yachts construction, sail management and how to cope with gusts of wind.

Eleven modern high-speed sailing yachts of international class J70, capable of reaching speeds of up to 20 knots (36 km/h), dissected the water smooth of the Khimki reservoir for almost three hours.

It should be noted that when walking on a yacht, success depends on the coherence of each team member. In addition, real weather conditions make a very important contribution: any wind for such yachts, even squally, is quite permissible, but calmness can become a serious obstacle.

In the course of four races, each of which the participants sought to overcome faster than the rivals, maneuvering along the route marked by beacons, the winner was determined by the sum of the places won.

Unfortunately, the weather was, not racing according to experts. The crews had to fight not only with each other, but also defeat the weather conditions: the calmness was replaced by small gusts of wind. The teams passed all the tests with dignity, showing wonderful results and an interesting race.

This year, in a tense struggle, 4 pairs of crews scored the same number of points, the victory went to the State University of the Navy and River Fleet named after Admiral S.O. Makarov. The second place was won by the FAO team "Russian River Register," the third place went to Rosmorrechflot team.

At the end of the competition, the winners and all participants of the regatta were solemnly awarded medals. Participants in the competition and numerous fans who came to support their teams received a lot of positive emotions from the water holiday.

Regattas dedicated to the professional holiday of workers of the sea and river fleet become a good tradition, helping to educate fortitude in industry teams, perseverance in achieving a common goal, mutual assistance and the desire to achieve new goals and results, and most importantly become a real holiday of river sport!

The company thanks all employees - members of the unified team of Morsviazsputnik - for a worthy performance in the sailing regatta and wishes further sports and professional success!