October 7, 2022: the 2022 Russian Sailing Cup has been held in the city of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai on October 2-7, 2022. About 150 athletes from 13 regions competed in such categories as the 29er (men's and women's), the 420 (men's and women's) and the Laser Radial (men's).
During competitions, the participants faced varied weather conditions that had an effect on the final results in the Laser Radial category. The young athlete from Taganrog - Semyon Mekhanikov went up from the 3rd to the 1st place, winning the gold.
"Actually, the regatta was tough. There were many obstacles and truly intense rivalry, so I had to think outside the box. It was an exhausting day. The wind was not the same as during the previous cup, but I managed to draw correct conclusions and plan everything in detail," Semyon Mekhanikov said.
Earlier, another athlete from Taganrog - Alisa Yeschenko won a bronze medal
in the Laser Radial category at the 2022 Russian Olympic Sailing Cup.