Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

International Universty Sailing Cup - Egor Terpigorev victorious

by Robert Deaves on 5 Jun 2013
International Universty Sailing Cup 2013 Anna Geroeva
The first International University Sailing Cup, hosted by Moscow, was held under endorsement of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) prior to the World University Summer Games - Universiade 'Kazan 2013' – from May 28 to June 2. The event was organised by Russian Finn Association and Russian Sports Students Union.

Sixteen sailors (including two women) from seven nations (Great Britain, France, Italy, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Russia) were fighting for the first International Cup in students sport in the Finn class.

Also the Race Committee was headed by experienced PRO Pierluidgi De Luise (ITA), and the jury was international: with representatives from Italy, Greece, Romania and Russia; Thanks to their competence, but also to their friendly attitude, the regatta was a great sailing event.

The regatta started with light winds so the race committee only managed to carry out only two races on the first day. Peter McCoy (GBR), a British student from Plymouth University, England, won the first race, while the second race was won by Egor Terpigorev (RUS) from the Moscow sailing school Khlevnikovo.

After the first race Peter McCoy commented, 'Today was a difficult start to the regatta. We had two light and shifty races. The first race was good for me. I managed to stay in phase with the shifts upwind and had good speed downwind. This enabled me to win the first race. The second race was again shifty and difficult. Unfortunately, I sailed into a wind hole on the last downwind and lost a few places. But overall I'm happy with the first day, and tomorrow is another day. All the competitors are very competitive and welcoming. It's a good first experience in Moscow.'

Two next days passed without any races taking place. Making the most of the time, the head of the International Jury Piero Occhetto (ITA) carried out mini Rule 42 seminar for the sailors.

On June, first the wind came back to Moscow and allowed to hold another two races. Actually there were three races, but the last one was abandoned due to very shifty conditions.

Victor Fillipov (RUS) won both races that day and took the lead of the regatta, followed by Egor Terpigorev (RUS), the previous regatta, and Ilya Ignatiev (KGZ).

On the last day, it was planned to carry out one medal race and one final race in the front of the Moscow Sailing School. But the good wind conditions of that day and strong desire of all sailors to continue the battle on the water moved organisers to keep the racing area at the same place as before and to carry out another two fleet races before the medal race.

The Principal Race Officer of the regatta Pierluidgi De Luise commented, 'The last day of the races has wiped out the impression of Moscow as of the lake without wind. Moscow can really have good winds and we are able to make the good races.'

The first race of the last day was won by Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) with Terpigorev in second. The second race of that day went to Terpigorev. He approached on the leader, Filippov, both on equal points before the medal race, while Kistanov was in third with Ignatiev and Konstantin Lashuk (BLR) very close behind.

The medal race decided the final order of the leaders. Terpigorev managed to win the duel with Filippov, while Kistanov saved his third place, although it was done with zero margin right to the end.


Final results (top six)

1 RUS 57 Egor Terpigorev 11
2 RUS 5 Viktor Filippov 12
3 RUS 6 Arkadiy Kistanov 24
4 KGZ 5 Ilia Ignatev 24
5 BLR 18 Konstantin Lashuk 25
6 GBR 29 Peter McCoy Click here for full results


The prize-giving ceremony was held in very warm and friendly atmosphere - each participant received a diploma of the regatta. The Russian Finn Association prepared special gifts for foreign guests (sailors and judges) - unique copies of the Finn boat, which were made in Gzhel style (the famous Russian national handicraft).

The famous Russian Finn sailors Oleg Khoperskiy and Victor Potapov awarded top three young sailors. It was more pleasant for Khoperskiy since all three top sailors were coached by him during last year.

The guest of the regatta – the executiive director of the Russian Students Sport Union Oleg Khramtsov spoke of the high level of the regatta. He said, 'We see growing interest to the students sailing sport and good organisation skills of the Russian Finn Association as well as the perfect venue of the Moscow Sailing School for the events of such level. It is very important to continue carrying out this regatta annually and to make it traditional.'

The president of Russian Finn Association Vasiliy Kravchenko commented, 'There is an idea to hold the International University Sailing Cup (Finn) annually at the end of August, since that time is always windy in Moscow as well as that time is more convenient for students.'

'We congratulate all students and Finn sailors with one more good international event as well as first international event for students in Finn class and hope to see you in Moscow again at Open Russian (September, 02-09).

PredictWind.com 2014Southern Spars - 100Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

German cycling great gets to ride in 16ft skiffs
Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen. Jens Voight has twice won stages of the Tour de France and once held the world record time for distance ridden in an hour, but nothing prepared him for jumping on a 16ft skiff last Saturday. Voight was a guest aboard leading Manly skiff Fluid Building after accepting an invite from skipper Clint Bowen.
Posted today at 4:15 am
OK Dinghy World Ranking List – No change at top
European Champion, Bo Petersen (DEN) continues to lead from Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top three three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release.
Posted on 23 Mar
Preparations start for the XXXI edition of Trofeo Marco Rizzotti
Spring is nearly here and in Venice 'Rizzoni time' is approaching - Intl team race regatta for young Optimist sailors Spring is nearly here and in Venice “Rizzoni time” is approaching - the international team race regatta for young Optimist sailors (10-15 years old) organized by Diporto Velico Veneziano and Compagnia della Vela from 18-21 May.
Posted on 21 Mar
Fluky winds dominate final day's action at Laser Europa Cup Koper
Clear blue skies and 13 knots of shifty winds concluded the first act of 2017 Laser Europa Cup held in Koper, Slovenia Clear blue skies and 13 knots of shifty winds concluded the first act of 2017 Laser Europa Cup held in Koper, Slovenia. Following two days of intense racing the three classes completed four races and the top three podium places were awarded.
Posted on 21 Mar
Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes.
Posted on 20 Mar
Singapore Youth Sailing Championship - Day 3
Lu Junrui suffered a slight blimp in his quest for the Singapore Youth Sailing Championship Laser Radial title Singapore’s Lu Junrui suffered a slight blimp in his quest for the Singapore Youth Sailing Championship Laser Radial title but recovered in his final race. He is on course to claim the 2017 crown.
Posted on 18 Mar
Online entry open for OK Dinghy European Championship
Europeans will also be the main focus of the OK Dinghy International Association's celebrations for the 60th Anniversary Faaborg is an old port town located on Faaborg Fjord, where the racing will be held, on the island of Funen, the middle of the three landmasses that make up Denmark. With its busy port, narrow streets and attractive old houses, the town is popular with tourists, especially in the summer.
Posted on 15 Mar
Finn Class to test new format at Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR
This is in response to discussions that the winner should be decided on the final race, or even first across the line. The format that will be used in Palma is one of several on the table and will allow the class and World Sailing to better understand the consequences and processes of introducing such a system.
Posted on 13 Mar
Entry open for RS Aero World Championship in Carnac
Within the first two days of entry opening, 25 entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list. Within the first two days of entry opening for the Carnac Worlds, twenty five entries from five counties and two continents had jumped onto entry list. This has since increased to seven countries and three continents. The RS Aero is proving a big hit across America and seven keen owners have already signed up.
Posted on 9 Mar
JJ Giltinan 18fters - Fired up Yamaha gives another sailing lesson
'We got angry, and we smoked them' was Yamaha skipper Dave McDiarmid's summary of their end to end win 'We got angry, and we smoked them', was Yamaha skipper Dave McDiarmid's summary of their end to end win in Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Championship. The win was the New Zealand crew's third from six races, all by substantial margins. Today's was a massive 3minutes 45 seconds in the 95-minute race sailed in an SSE breeze and rain.
Posted on 4 Mar