The winner is "Mr Stability"
Only 4 races were held during Act 2 of the Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series because of the weather conditions. It seemed like the weather itself was aiming to prevent the starts, so it made us nostalgic about the first Act of the Winter Series and 8 races during it. Yet, the racing committee somehow managed to give one start this Sunday. After spending hours on waiting everyone almost lost their hope for competing today, but the final race of Act 2 took place. And these results influenced a lot in the final protocol.
Oleg Evdokimenko’s Kotyara was in the lead before the fourth race took place. Valentin Zavadnikov’s Synergy was behind him by one point; Leonid Altukhov’s PIRogovo Evolution was also high in the rankings. After the last race was finished Evdokimenko went down in the overall rankings to 5th position, Altukhov to 8th, but Zavadnikov snatched the overall victory!
"Did we ever won a regatta on the Winter Series…I don’t remember!" Valentin laughs. "The weather conditions were quite complicated today," he continues more seriously, "The wind was unstable, but we acted as we usually do: we tried not only to win but to enjoy the races. Because of that stability we had 5th, 3rd, 2nd and 7th positions and won in the overall rankings."
Second place was given to another "Mr Stability", Krzysztof Krempec (Mag Tiny), and third to Alexander Novoselov (Victor). For Alexander it is the second in a row position on the podium this season, in October his team was placed second.
"I am extremely satisfied with the result!" Alexander shared, "This regatta was complicated: the situations were difficult, but we tried to make the most out of it and we succeeded. I’m very proud of our third place!"
Alexander answered the question about his perspective on the victory with following words "Oh, first place on the regatta of the Melges 20 class is not easy to get, but we will do our best!"
Novoselov and his Victor are the true discovery of the winter season-2016/2017. We keep wondering which surprises we will get from them later.
Alexander Ezhkov’s PIRogovo won the fourth and the last race of Act 2 today, and that allowed them to be placed 4th in the overall standings.
Act 3 of the Dynamiq Yachts Melges 20 Monaco Winter Series will be held from December 9th till December 11 2016.