A. Le Coq Moonsund Regatta arrived in Pärnu | 20 Jul 19, piret.salmistu

The longest race took the Moonsund Regatta from Roomassaare to Pärnu. The first boats crossed the finish line at sunset, but most yachts came in during the night.
Santa Maria Roomassaare-Pärnu etapi start - video A4 Media

Evelyn III, second overall, was the leg winner in group ORC II, after having fought a true battle with Jazz (third overall) and Adele (fourth overall). Kristen Pugi from Evelyn III: “In general windlessness we managed to catch some wind near the coast and this gave us some headway.” Kristen Pugi was very impressed by his team, especially the three guys still in their teens – Keith Luur at the helm, Joosep Laus and Karl Lember.

S/Y Evelyn - Photo Gerli Tooming

Hando Sutter, skipper of Berta, the winner in ESTLYS I, put their success down to correct strategy and determination: “We looked at the wind forecast, agreed on a strategy and held on to it. We sailed out towards Ruhnu to find some wind and we succeeded in our quest. We managed to sail in the wind the entire race and when the competitors had to sit in complete calm for nearly two hours, we sailed ahead.”

S/Y Berta - Photo Gerli Tooming

ESTLYS III race winner skipper Rene Safin from Mary Lou admitted they had to take fast decisions in looming windlessness: “We looked for any indication of wind and went as close to the shore as possible. We sailed from one ripple to the other while the others were sitting still.”

S/Y Mary Lou - Photo Gerli Tooming

Fortunately, windlessness impeded the boats only until halfway. Then nice 10 m/s north winds saved the day. Everyone arrived in Pärnu bay in good crosswind.

Folkboot Linda - Photo Gerli Tooming

This time Folkboot winner was Linda, skippered by Rimo Timm, who caught wind before the rest of the boats in the group.


Here are the top three of the SANTA MARIA Roomassaare - Pärnu leg by group:

I Aurora Borealis, RUS2675, Aurora SC, skipper Leonid Tkach

II Spirit SWE550, Lielupe, skipper Kristaps Remess

III Postimees Sailing Team, EST850, Yacht Club Dago, skipper Sven Nuutmann

I EVELYN III, EST477, SMS/KJK, skipper Kristen Pugi
II Jazz, EST465, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Viljar Sepp

III Adele, EST467, Yacht Club Baltsail, skipper Aleksandr Karboinov

I Lagle III, EST554, HJK/SMS, skipper Ülari Velviste

II FART, RUS1118, SaintPetersburg SPb RYC, skipper Anatoly Shukanov

III Prizrak, RUS331, Vodnik, skipper Dmitry Mostovoy

I Berta, EST619, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Hando Sutter

II Gabriel, LAT3, Usma, skipper Andris Zirdzins

III Merion X, EST710, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Ain Pomerants


I Pinta, EST57, Saaremaa Marine Sports Society, skipper Guido Grass

II Deja Vu, EST542, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Peeter Siniväli

III Elli, EST728, Saaremaa Marine Sports Society, skipper Margus Hiet

I Mary Lou, EST688, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Rene Safin

II Kaija, EST29, Noblessner, skipper Annika Malva

III Lote, EST460, Saaremaa Marine Sports Society, skipper Rando Salu
I Linda, EST42, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Rimo Timm

II Jonna, EST50, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Mikk Köösel

III Greta, EST5, Kalev Yacht Club, skipper Liise Köösel

Open 800
I Equator, RUS2248, SPb RYC, skipper Aleksandr Proniashkin
II Alaska, RUS298, MBU SC Primorsk, skipper Ivan Tokarev

III Vostok, RUS1800, Vodnik, skipper Aleksei Borisov


All results are available here. The Thursday race was fifth in line, so the worst result has been discarded for all teams. Overall results are also available online and it will be a tight race for many groups in Pärnu. Only two races are left – the SILMALASER-ESSILOR inshore race on Friday and the ALTER MARINE circle on Saturday.

The gallery of the racing day is available here.

A. Le Coq Moonsund Regatta is organized by Kalev Yacht Club and Pärnu Yacht Club in cooperation with the Estonian Yachting Union. Sponsors of the Moonsund Regatta are: A. Le Coq, Pro Marine Trade, Haapsalu municipality, LoodusInvest, PR Foods/Heimon Kala, Hiiumaa Sadamad, Santa Maria, Silmalaser, Essilor, Alter Marine, M.V Wool, Rahva Raamat, Alexela, Sportland / Helly Hansen, DSV, Volvo, Amserv, Hiiumaa rural municipality government, Muhu rural municipality government, Saaremaa rural municipality government and Pärnu municipality.

Regatta website: www.muhuvain.ee 
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GPS tracking - http://www.sportrec.eu/?page_id=671
Gallery and videos of the regatta – Postimees online Regatta. 

Muhu Väin 2019 blog - Postimees blog features seven boats during the entire regatta