At the words yacht, yachting, sailing, a picture immediately appears in my head – the warm sea, the sun, snow-white sails, girls in swimsuits and tanned young people in shorts. So it is, if you take a boat on a charter in the summer and go on a cruise along the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, yachting is multifaceted and interesting not only for such trips.
It is difficult to say when a person first used a sail to move on water. Historians cannot give a definite answer to this, but they are inclined to believe that somewhere between the time he began to walk on two legs and the way he invented the wheel. In those days, a sailing ship was, most likely, a raft or a dugout with a skin raised on a pole and was able to reach a speed of a couple of kilometers per hour. Today, NASA engineers consider the shape of the hull and sails of the racing yacht, and the budget of the team participating in international competitions is comparable to the budget of the Formula One team. The speed record for sailing today is more than 60 knots (110 kilometers per hour). Continue reading
Alexander Aleksandrovich Ilyin is one of the most extreme snowboarders, occupying 25th place in the world freeride rating. Standing on the board at the age of 26, he continues his dangerous career for 12 years. As an extreme sportsman claims, before starting skiing in the mountains he had a good office job. With the advent of a new hobby, Alexander began to devote more time to snowboarding.
Over time, she decides to leave the office with the words “why work when you can ride.” This decision turns his life upside down. In 2011, for the first time takes part in a freeride competition in Russia. He won prizes and came out the winner at the stages of the Russian Cup. And since 2012, he has been the winner and winner of the stages of the FWQ World League qualifying round (Freeride World Qualifier), moreover, he is part of the Russian team Jeremy Jones Snowboards. Winnings do not stop the snowboarder in his path, pushing for new commitments. Continue reading