On May 14, the long–awaited opening of a new yacht location – Tenzor Sailing Club took place in the waters of the Pestovo reservoir. This modern yacht club has become the largest yacht project that began work in the 2022 season in the Moscow region.
A huge number of yachtsmen from different parts of the country, friends, partners and guests attended this landmark event and shared the positive emotions of the founders of the project.
Together with the opening of the yacht club, the summer yachting season was launched.
The regatta in the status of the first stage of the “Pestovo Cup” decorated the festive program of the event, bringing together a strong entry list of 14 teams. Among them were the experienced teams of Zoran Paunovich’s ZIDart Sailing Team, Anastasia Kalinina’s Kalina Racing Team, Milena Nikitina’s Tenzor Sport, Andrey Pushkin’s Tenzor Legal, Vadim Filatov’s PEC: Sport, Artem Sudakov’s ZIGZAG and others, as well as the joint teams “Seals”, “8848 Invest”, “White Rabbit”, consisting of representatives of various business spheres, regular participants of Russian and international amateur and business regattas.
Excellent racing conditions accompanied the participants of the regatta. The organizers managed to hold five races, the wind was blowing at a speed of 10-15 knots with gusts and a change of directions. Milena Nikitina and her professional team became the undisputed leaders, showing four first arrivals out of five possible ones. The teams ZIDart Sailing Team, Kalina Racing Team and ZIGZAG competed for the top three winners. Up to the final race, the teams were running with a minimum lag, and each of the three kept chances for prizes.
As a result, the Tenzor Sport team became the winner, the ZIGZAG team took the second place, the ZIDart Sailing Team closed the top three.
Milena Nikitina (helmswoman Tenzor Sport): “We are very happy with the win. Thanks to my team, they are professionals and teach me a lot.”
Daniil Odintsov (Tenzor Sport tactician): “The regatta was very successful, we had a lot of luck. Sailing is a discipline where it’s hard to win without luck. We did everything we planned – starts, maneuvers, tactics. The water area is excellent, there are lake conditions, but they are very different from the larger lakes. High shore, tall trees, sudden changes in the wind, and the wind itself is very gusty, constantly twists. Therefore, this race is very interesting. The most difficult for our team were the starts: we literally passed in centimeters with the boats of our rivals, but everything worked out. I really liked it, the crew did a great job!”.
Andrey Pushkin’s Tenzor Legal crew took the ninth place.
Alexey Zhirov, a well-known commentator of sailing races and TV presenter of Match TV, made a live brooadcasting of the regatta racing process at the first stage of the Pestovo Cup.