IRSA Tenrater Worlds 2018. Biblis, Germany

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Two years passed from our previous big IRSA event in lake Garda in Italy, and the next Tenrater World Championship was held in a beautiful venue of Biblis sailing club in Germany. With the same team and almost the same boats, we tried to improve our results in a different weather conditions with light winds and no waves.

After 2 days of traveling by car, on 22.05 in the late evening we came to our accommodation and in the morning of 23.05 went to the venue in Biblis.  All the day of 23.05 passed in measurements and trainings. 

Video of day 0

First day we waited half a day for the wind, and finally got it. After qualification race me and Andrey Kadantsev went to A fleet, Andrey Koval had an issue with rudder servo and fell to C fleet. Then we stayed all in same fleet after race 2. I race 3 I went main part of the race at 3 position, Andrey Kadantsev was somewhere near, but then we both had a weed. I was lucky to stay in A fleet, Andrey fell down.

Video of day 1

Second day. Some races were moved to lake B. It was not so convenient as lake A to sail there due to long way to travel onshore. Also I had an unfair protest against me and after it fell in fleet B, and passed race 6 in B fleet. Andrey Kadantsev fell in C fleet and stayed there. Andrey Koval promoted one time to B fleet, and then fell down back again. At the end of the day I finally managed to promote and stay in fleet A.

Video of day 2

Third day. We had 2 more races. I fell in B fleet in race 8 and in last race had a redress of an average result. Finally my 17th position was a good result in such a strong fleet. Andrey Kadantsev took 32th place and Andrey Koval 45th place. Meanwhile, the fight on top was very tight till the final day. Brad Gibson (GBR 42) was the more stable and was unreachable before the final race. World Campion 2016 defended his title very well in 2018. Christophe Boisnault (FRA 13) won final race and become 2nd  improving from his 3rd position in 2016. Matteo Longhi (ITA 24) became 3rd and Graham Bantock (GBR 95) - 4th with a very little points difference from 2nd and 3rd.

Video of day 3

Final results

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This was a very well organized and memorable event. It was pleasant to communicate with so many good talented people from all over the world inspired by radiosailing.