The XV sailing regatta in the name of Hero of Ukraine V. A. Satskiy, on prizes of the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works in which 56 crews of cruising yachts from different cities of Ukraine participated, has passed on July 26-27th, 2014 in Zaporozhye.
The sailing regatta passes annually on basis of the yacht club of the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works on head-waters of river Dnieper in water area of Lenin island. This year the competitions were carried out among crews from Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, Nikopol, Energodar, and Svetlovodsk. Winners and prizewinners of competitions are awarded by diplomas, cups, medals and valuable prizes from the “Zaporozhstal” Steel Works. In addition, the Steel Works have financed living expenses of participants, lockage of the yachts, memorable souvenirs, and organisation of the cultural program.
Following the results of competitions, the winners in 7 classes of cruising yachts are defined. 11 crews of yacht-club of the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works have participated in competitions, three of them have taken the prize-winning places (yacht “Milena” – the 1st place among yachts of a tourist class (centerboarders), yacht “MaMai” – the 1st place among yachts with racing rate up to 6,76 m., yacht “Udacha ” – the 3d place among yachts with racing rate up to 8,82 m.).
In other classes of cruising yachts, the winners are as follows:
Yachts with racing rate up to 5,05 m: “Intra” (Nikopol).
Yachts with racing rate up to 5,72 m a class “Konrad-25”: “Diamant” (Nikopol).
Yachts with racing rate up to 5,72 m a class “Polaris”: “Getman” (Energodar).
Yachts with racing rate up to 7,34 m.: «Severnaya Carolina» (Energodar).
Yachts with racing rate up to 8,82 m.: “Osa” (Dnepropetrovsk).
«White sails of yachts as symbol of peace and calmness in our country, have joined yachtsmen from all Ukraine under the banner of “Zaporizhstal” – pointed out Gennady Ishchenko, the vice-president of the Zaporozhye regional federation of sailing, the main arbiter of the XV sailing regatta.
The “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works pays great attention to development of physical culture and sports, health promotion of workers. In 2014, the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works invests 12,8 million UAH on support and development of sports, in particular about 2 million UAH on keeping the yacht club of the “Zaporizhstal” Steel Works, including 130 thousand UAH on carrying out of sailing regatta. On the basis of the yacht club, 2 sections of sailing are functioning for children and adults wherein 100 persons are engaged.