The Tenzor Team continues to compete in the series of international sailing regattas Tenzor International Cup 2023.
The second stage of the tournament took place from July 6 to 9, 2023 at the well-known Moscow water area of the Pestovsky reservoir.
The regatta gathered a large fleet of 26 teams, including all professionals and masters of sailing from Russia and neighboring countries – Belarus and Serbia.
The Tenzor Team crew raced in a permanent line-up: Andrey Pushkin on the helm, Daniil Odintsov on the position of tactician, Pavel Sozykin as boatman and Alexander Andrianov on bowman.
Considering that the first stage of the Tenzor International Cup 2023 ended for the team with the 9th result, the main task for the second stage of the tournament was to maximize the position and compete for the podium.
The stubborn struggle of the strongest rivals was for every point. For three racing days, Tenzor Team won one of the races, got several arrivals in the second position, as well as in the top five, but alas, it was not possible to avoid two unsuccessful races, where the team received penalties and came last.
The wind conditions were difficult and unpredictable – gusts came from different directions, and it was very difficult to work tactically. The leaders replaced each other. According to the results of two days, the crew of Andrei Pushkin took only the 10th place.
“The second race day started well for us, we showed stability, but the race where we came last, we were very badly knocked down. We took a good start, but we did not transfer the boat to the right side in time, we did not pass the yacht on the right tack, and it sent us to the unfavorable side, thereby we missed a lot of boats, although before that we were in the leading group. Then there was a series of mistakes, we started to get out into a fresh wind, somewhere we went too far, but at the end of the second maneuver we were already in the middle, and at the first sign we risked, but the risk was unjustified, we got a penalty and spoiled the whole race for ourselves, we came last,” crew member Pavel Sozykin summed up.
On the final race day, due to stable arrivals (2-2-5-4), Tenzor Team made a good leap to 4 positions at once, improving the final result and rising to 6th place in the standings.
Daniil Odintsov: “We performed on a strong “seven-eight”, if evaluated on a ten-point scale. All the races turned out well for us, with the exception of two in which we broke the rules, and, unfortunately, came last. This is exactly what influenced the final result. But it is clear that there is a very tight fight, a very strong squad, and violation is a frequent occurrence. We are still satisfied with the result! We will continue the fight at the next stage.”
The second stage of the Tenzor International Cup 2023 was completed by the teams “Akhmat”, “Russian Heroes” and ZID art Sailing Team in the top three winners.
The third stage of the tournament will be held from 7 to 10 September.