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Sailing regatta. What is it - pokatushki funny, or serious event?

How it all started and how the regatta looks from the inside?

I have several years of fond of yachting and during that time became convinced quite clearly that the sailors - special people.

This is often successful and charismatic people soaked romance sea, who know all about the wind and not regretting the fingers and palm while working with sails.

And it looks like the time of the meeting of two sailors in the marina! Strong men embrace, necessarily accompanied by sparkling humor and loud cheers. All Marina learns that met Vladimir and Ilya. After all, they had not seen for a long time. With the previous regatta.

And this regatta gives these people again and again to meet for a favorite pastime, racing against each other or on the same team, in the afternoon changing tack and closing the wind each other, and in the evening saying loud toasts devoted to each other.

Cheerful pokatushki? Yes and no. All the same - it is a serious event. The preparation, organization, and security ... to be jolly pokatushkami including.

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Morning. The first day of the regatta. Where does it start?

And in general, how to begin a regatta. First of all it needs for a yacht. If you or your friend does not have a dozen other yachts available, they need to find. For this there are special charter companies that provide the yacht, or as they are called sailors, boat rental.

The cost of rent depends on each particular type of yacht charter company and its location.

When you take a boat to charter, you will be asked to make a security deposit in case of any damage to the yacht or its equipment, and pay rent. For the regatta organizers book the required number of yacht and the skipper (captains) are themselves making a security deposit and pay the rent. Responsibility also carry themselves.

The yacht is taken and placed at the disposal team at the stipulated time. When receiving the yacht, the rule of army orderly - you can take the boat in any condition, but will need to return it to an ideal. Therefore, during the reception of a yacht it is necessary to specify all, even the most minor flaws, broken parts or equipment damage up to large scratches and chips on the body or in the cabin. Otherwise, the yacht owner can charge you in the appearance of these lesions.

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When the yachts are found, the participants of the regatta attracts the marina and placed on their boats. The next few days (the entire period of the race), they will live in them.

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The organizers of the yacht, if necessary, the lots were drawn, as well as give the necessary props - pennants, T-shirts Regatta, etc...

In the photo the skipper of one of the crews left the referees catamaran with props

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In brief on the preparations I said, now back to what is going on before the start of the regatta.

Everyone spends time as it sees fit. Known briefing masters and time-to-start. The rest - the time of each crew, which he spends on your own.

Someone slowly drinking morning coffee ....

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.. someone has breakfast right on the boat. And someone goes to the tavern or cafe in the marina

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But someone introduces new users to the features of the boat, regattas or even the basics of working on a yacht

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Very often, the team at the regatta come novices. It is important to understand them as much as possible and bring them to the main functions quickly. Otherwise, they can take command. The skipper of a yacht spends a short training course for your team

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There is a workout for staged spinkera

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All the ends is very important to review carefully so that during the race did not have any unnecessary trouble.

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Meanwhile, on the judicial boat hard at work. Thought out plan on the day of the regatta, taking into account the weather and the current situation.

In our case, we are faced with a very light wind in the morning, so it was necessary to decide how to plan a regatta on this day.

It was decided to wait around for dinner at least a small wind increases

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Then the chief judge of the race (we have it was Vladimir Komel - repeated participant of World and European championships, leading his sailing career since Soviet times) briefs motor boat captains.

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The briefing outlines Regatta plan, route, specifies communication rules during the race, the possible violations and restrictions, particularly specify important rules, and so on. D.

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to listen carefully, not all. Someone decided to make a test drive of a new sapphire yachting timepiece. mature

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Yacht Skippers carefully heed the words of Chief Justice

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Last clarifying questions and submission of the Chief Judge of applications for participation in the regatta by crews

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After the briefing, the skippers on their yachts hurry to get out for a morning workout, again we decided to postpone the start until dinner and strong winds

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A neat way out of the marina. By the way, in the marina always has a rule restricting the movement speed. In this Castelo node 2 (2 mph). In addition, before leaving the marina can not set sail in order to avoid dangerous maneuvers and damages moored yachts.

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And here we are, finally, in the Adriatic Sea

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Free time team filled workouts. Practiced rules of work with sails - their formulation and descent; turns; imitation of the race.

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The yacht Hanse 445 - the second division of our regatta

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This is the first division - First 45. On the regatta "Champions Cup" involved a third fleet, but the first day of his training was not, that their boats are not located in our marina and the wind is so weak they are.. just do not have time to reach this time.

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Team work during training. Nazan yacht Hunter.

Apparently, the owner of the charter company a man with a sense of humor, because his company is called Over the Rainbow, it ten similar Hanse 445 and they are called "Everyone", "Hunter", "Wishes", "know", "Where", "Sit" "Pheasant", "Eight", "Ninth", "tenth".

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In anticipation of the start of the regatta

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The team is ready to otkrenu

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Training in open water White sails and spinnakers bright look great in a landscape of Dalmatia

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full blown sails

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The meeting in the Adriatic Sea

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A few hours of training, and the teams are ready to rush into battle.

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And at 15.00 chief judge raised his pennant start of the race ...