March 31, 2023: the 1st stage of the 2023 Russian Olympic Sailing Cup "Sochi Regatta" took place in the city of Sochi on March 24-30. Over 300 athletes from 14 regions competed in the 470, the Laser Standard, the Laser Radial, the 49er, the 49er FX, the Nacra 17, and iQFoil categories.
We congratulate Alisa Yeschenko and her coach Vadim Mekhanikov and wish them every success in their further career, as well as new victories and major achievements.
During the first three days of the regatta, the wind was moderate. The fourth day pleased the athletes with a steady wind, and the final day was marked by rain and fast-flowing streams. Despite the changeable weather, Alisa Yeschenko, who is a trainee of Taganrog, managed to win a bronze medal in the Laser Radial category after ten races.
Over the last year, Alisa Yeschenko achieved a series of positive results. For example, in May 2022 she finished third at the 2022 Open Sailing Cup of Belarus
. In August 2022 Alisa Yeschenko won the main trophy in the Olympic class of the Laser Radial at the 2022 Russian Sailing Cup
, a bronze at the 2022 Russian Olympic Sailing Cup
and most recently another bronze at the Black Sea Regatta