Burevestnik Yacht Club 10th at Russian Season Opener
Russian NSR starter Burevestnik Yacht Club only finished in 10th place at season start
Failed start for the Leviathan Sailing Team from the Burevestnik Yacht Club at the season opener of the Russian Sailing League. The defending champion from Moscow, who represents Russia in the Nord Stream Race later this year, won only two of the 30 races in Sotchi and finished in 10th place. Lord of the Sail - Asia, which had won the title for Russia in the Nord Stream Race 2018, had also a disappointing season start in 7thplace.

Leviathan Sailing Team at Russian season opener Copyright: Russian Sailing League
A Chechen team with a wildcard stole the spotlight from the local clubs at the start of this weekend. Team Achmat won three of the 30 races and won the 1st matchday. "I think the key to success was our composure and self-confidence even under the worst conditions," said Alexander Bozhko, helmsman of Achmat.

The teams had to fight especially with the harsh weather conditions. On Saturday, due to wind speeds of up to 35 knots (about 65 km/h) only four races were sailed.
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