First Russian winner of the Gold Cup. Marstand
full range in wind conditions hit Marstrand during the 2010
Gold Cup. Unfortunately only 4 races were completed due to
adverse winds on some of the race days; some too much, some
Calculating the winner was easier than most sailing regattas
as unusually the rules are that the series should be sailed
with no discard. In a 96 boat fleet this can lead to some
In this championship we were treated to a nail biting finish
with place changes occurring on the final beat and the winner
not determined until the very end.
Analoly Loginov with Andrej Kirilyuk and Alexander Shalagin
showed their form as world ranked number one and final took
the title without winning a race.
Filipe Silva, Henrique Costa e Silva and Miguel Pinto in Xalet
took the final race to finish third overall - on equal points
with Lars Hendriksen, Igor Sidorov and Georgiy Leonchuk who
finished second overall.
It was the first Russian victory in the Gold Cup however with
the depth of talent and commitment to Dragon sailing in Russia,
I am sure it will not be the last!