Fedor Konyukhov Cup 2017 children’s optimist class sailing regatta took place in the city of Miass on the Lake Turgoyak.
This year unstable weather conditions made racing a bit challenging. On some days young racers waited in vain for the wind to fill in, on other days four races were held in one day. “All children did fine and really show what they are worth”, said Chief Arbiter Vladimir Abdulgazin.
The team of Tolyatti won the team event.
The regatta was not all about racing: the participants enjoyed a cheerful entertaining program, and of course the meetings with the most renown Russia’s traveler, Fedor Konyukhov, who told about his further traveling projects.
The general sponsor of the regatta was AKROS, which has been providing help in organizing the regatta for several years. The company supports other Konyukhov’s projects, including his Pacific Ocean crossing on a row boat named Turgoayk, his personal arts exhibition in the Moscow Museum of Modern Arts, etc. As part of the regatta AKROS holds visiting workshops for its partners.